To ensure the lessons
work as described, do these steps before beginning:
- If you have not done so already, consider
doing the lessons in the Rendering section of this guide. Familiarity
with Maya rendering concepts is important to understanding the lessons.
File > New Scene to
create a new scene.
If you just finished
Lesson 1 in this chapter you may be presented with a window asking
if you wish to Save previous paint effects. Select No.
- To use all available screen space, maximize
the Maya window.
- From a panel menu bar, select Panels
> Layouts > Single Pane.
- Select the Rendering menu
set. Unless otherwise noted, the directions in this chapter assume
the Rendering menu set is selected.
- From the Shelf, select
the Paint Effects tab to display
the various preset brushes.
If the Paint
Effects Shelf tab does not appear as part of the shelf
set, see the Maya Help for Shelves. (For Linux users, any new shelves
do not load by default.)
Regardless of your operating
system, the Paint Effects preset brushes
are accessible from the Visor panel.
(From a view panel, select Panels > Panel >