paint strokes display in wireframe mode when you paint in the scene view.
Working in wireframe mode is very efficient in terms of interactive
performance but you don’t see how the paint actually appears. To
view the paint strokes in a rendered mode you can either:
- Render the scene view using the software
- Switch to painting in the scene painting
view using the Paint Effects panel.
To render the paint strokes in the scene
- Dolly or tumble the scene so the view
of the daisies appears roughly similar to the image below.
- In the main menu, select
Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings (or
click the Render Settings icon on the
Status Line) to display the Render Settings window.
- In the Render Settings window,
do the following:
- Select Maya Software from
the Render Using drop-down list.
- In the Image Size section,
select 320×240 from the Presets drop-down
- From the Status Line,
click the Render Current Frame button.
View window opens, renders the image, and then displays
The daisies may initially
appear a bit dark in the image.
The Maya renderer creates
a temporary light with a default brightness level in order to render
the image when no lights are present in the scene. This ensures
that you don’t produce an image that is totally black; however it
may not produce the correct illumination for your scene. If you want
to obtain more control over the illumination of the daisies, you
can create a light for the scene and adjust its brightness.
- From the main menu, select
Create > Lights > Directional Light.
directional light is created at the X,Y,Z origin of the scene.
Editor updates to display the attributes for the active
the Attribute Editor, set the Intensity
for the directional light to be 1.5.
- From the Status Line,
click the Render Current Frame button
to render the scene again.
The image renders and
the Render View window image is
The daisies appear brighter
in this version of the rendered image.
- Close the Render View window.
Sometimes you may want to view your painted
strokes as you paint. To do this, you can paint in the Paint
Effects panel view and use the scene painting view mode.
To display rendered paint strokes as
- Press 8 to switch to the Paint
NoteIf the 2D
Paint Canvas appears instead (i.e.: panel appears white), select Paint
> Paint Scene, from the panel menu.
The Paint Effects panel
menu and toolbar displays as well as the scene painting view. This
panel allows you to paint in scene painting view mode.
The scene painting view
is a snapshot of the modeling view. In this view you can both paint
and view your strokes in a rendered fashion to see what they will
really look like as you work.
You can dolly, track,
and tumble in the scene painting view. You can select objects by
pressing the Ctrl key and clicking on them. If you want to move,
or otherwise manipulate 3D objects in the scene view, you must exit
the Paint Effects panel by pressing
the 8 key again.
- With the Daisy Brush selected,
paint a stroke in the scene painting view.
The new stroke displays
in rendered mode. If you dolly or track the scene painting view,
any rendered strokes will revert back to wireframe display until
you refresh the rendered display.
- To automatically update the paint strokes so
they display in rendered mode, select Stroke Refresh >
It will take a few moments
for the rendering of all of the paint strokes to be calculated and
Each time you adjust
the camera view while working in scene painting mode with Refresh
> Rendered turned on, the system will automatically update
the rendering based on the new view.
the rendering can be time-consuming depending on the complexity
of paint strokes in your scene. Alternatively, you can set the rendering
to refresh only when you manually choose to do so.
- From the Paint Effects panel
menu, select Stroke Refresh > Off.
Now you must manually
refresh the Paint Effects rendered view
using the Redraw Paint Effects view button
in order to see the paint strokes rendered.
- Dolly the view to obtain a closer view
of the daisies.
- Manually refresh the rendering of the
daisies by clicking the Redraw Paint Effects
- Exit the scene painting view mode by
pressing the 8 key.