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Shading with Mantra Surface Shader - free video tutorial

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if a mod want's to merge all me threads about the video tutorials I recorded please go ahead :-)

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Hi guys,

In this new free SideFX Houdini Training Video I’m going to show you how flexible the standard Mantra Surface Shader really is.

Watch it here: http://training.adrianlazar.com/2012/02/21/houdini-shading-with-the-mantra-surface-shader/'>http://training.adrianlazar.com/2012/02/21/houdini-shading-with-the-mantra-surface-shader/

At almost 2 hours long this video tutorial is focused on shading and shading only. Using just the parameters that are exposed by default in the standard Mantra Surface Shader I’m going to create 26 materials representing different types of surfaces: wood, metal, glass, plastic, concrete, paint, etc.

The scene used in this training video is from a real production, a short movie that me and a friend are currently working on.

On a few occasions I had to cut out the render time in order to keep the video easy to follow.

It doesn’t have any voice over but from time to time short tips are displayed on screen.

A small note: Remember that the Mantra Surface Shader is not a black box and that it can be heavily modified if you dig inside.

Make sure you don’t miss any tutorial by sending an email with the subject “subscribe” to news@training.adrianlazar.com or by following me on twitter: AdrianLazar3D

Hope you like it and for more tutorials visit my Houdini Training page here: http://training.adrianlazar.com

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Hey Adrian.

I really look forward to it.

I bought your training on cmivfx, but haven´t gotten into it yet.

Thank you!

//Anders

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Thanks again Adrian for sharing your tips and tricks! I will see it soon (have to finish seeing your course at cmivfx too).

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Thanks for posting this! I'm going to check this out over lunch the next couple of days!

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Interesting, still watching. But is there supposed to be sound? Because if there is, it doesn't come through.

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