• Friday , 22 March 2019

Maya tutorial : Creating various glass types

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This tutorial will show you how to create different types of glass in Autodesk Maya 2014. In two cases I will be using the mia_material_x option and in one case the dielectric_material option.

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  1. Puskar Magar
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    I have used IB(Image Base) light. How can I remove reflection on my mia_material_x glass of that image? I have have reduce reflection value to 0 but still reflection is appearing.

  2. Sabrina Flipse
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    is this mia thing available in 2018?

  3. Erika Krisanti
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    YAS thankyou it helped a lot

  4. peanut _pie
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    nice class realy like you

  5. L.B. Green
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Thank you Mike, great job

  6. vazak11
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Useful, thanks!

  7. Sam G
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    where do i get miamaterialx?????????

  8. Lyle Baer
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Mental ray does not exist anymore…

  9. Leonardo Berenguer
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    mike, do you know where I can find mia_material_x to download for Mac?

  10. Sean Homar
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Great stuff, I have watched many of your tutorial videos, all exceptionally done, I was wondering if you could do a tutorial on how to model a simple stained glass window.

  11. Rk Rajib
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49


  12. Varsha Devnani
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Mike Hermes !! you are the reason I got an A in my animation class ! Thank you so much ! I searched the web for videos that explain what is being done while its being done, no one has clarity about what they are doing, except you! your instructions on how to model things are awesome ! you are awesome ! your videos are the best way to learn animation !! Thank you SO much !! God bless you , keep making amazing videos! I wish I get to meet you some day! cheers !!

  13. bowie bowie
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    I do not have Mayatomr.mll I read on the Internet maya 2016 does not have this plugin I must download and install

  14. bowie bowie
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    I have a question i have no mia material what now

  15. Nandu Das
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Hi, Can you model normal round shaped headlamps for vehicles?And please upload. Thank you!

  16. Amy TAylor
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Is there another option for those who have Maya 2017, for replacement of the mia_material_x ?

  17. dibrwi7
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    where can i get the textures?

  18. FrakU2
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Using Maya 7 Unlimited. Cant find"MIA_Material"…

  19. Rohan Mehrotra
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    mia_material_x is not present from where i can download it

  20. Designstudio Welsch
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    can you go more in details please? I mean the material you add is not included in my case. Is it selfmade or something else? That would be great. Btw I think that you work is great, but there are not enough patreons to support you I think. Especially when I factor into calculation how much you release….stay strong

  21. Oink ards
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Saved me from turning in a late project for college.

  22. Erik Bradley
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Hey great videos. Is there any way I can message you privately to ask for help on specific things? Facebook, hangouts, gmail, or google+??

  23. Yogurt Pants
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Can you make a new video on getting the mia_materials or otherwise some other glass textures in Maya 2016/2017 please? They got rid of them, and I can't figure out how to get any other textures.

  24. sam herold
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    this video is great. im looking for doing stuff on glass sculptures with reflections. I gotta learn Maya as part of my studies and im sick of videos taking 15 minutes on how to move camera or vertices around. What shader do you prefer if i want the light to break inside? Internet says i should use more physic based programms like houdini but i have only Autodesk programs

  25. Lucy Lim
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    I have an particle effect inside my glass ball, and when I test render (mental ray), particles seems to not appear when its inside the glass ball but only renders when its outside? my transparency is all fine because i can see background but just not particles inside the object

  26. Marcella D
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    This is very useful. Thank you.

  27. Sourabh Pandit
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    very very helpful video but i could not find the "mia" material in my maya 2014 and yes sound is too low
    plz do someting about that!! thank you

  28. Jossy Dawha
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    I can't find the material in new attributes, what do I do?

  29. Katsueki
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Thank you so much Sir! I'm learning a lot because of your video tutorials and they are so useful in my animation course. thank you so much! Subscribed! 😀

  30. Ancito Celestin
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    thank you for the video

  31. András Pataki
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49


  32. Berk Erdag
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Its like Mike reads my mind. I just logged into youtube to learn about glass materials and BAM first tutorial: creating glass types. Just awesome!

  33. Water Spray
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Thanks, subscribed!

  34. Qualia
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Super helpful, thank you so much!

  35. Antony Quigley
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Hi Mike, I'm a Subscriber of yours. I can't find help from anyone else, i hope you can help me. I don't know if you're away of the Star Wars Clone Wars series The 3d modelled and animated one starting in 2008). Im FASCINATED with the Clones themselves in this show. But I'm new to modelling and am have a VERY difficult time learning how to model their helmets. Now, the normal helmet's seem ok. (I've modelled Jango Fett's helmet almost too perfection). But my problem lies in the Phase 2 Armor. At the bottom of each helmet (like the newers – or older stormtrooper helmets once you realise they're from 1977). Rather than being just a triangle pointed out, they have these tubes going around the circumference of the bottom of the helmet, which i presume is for speech and breathing Apparatus. Im having a difficult time transitioning from standard box modeling, edge extrusion etc, to being able to then somehow build these kind of complicated looking tube systems around the bottom of the mask with speaker and breathing holes on the front. If you get me, any tips?

  36. Niranjan Sundar
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Mike, I dont have mia_whatever_x in my software. What to do?

  37. Karwan darbani
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    subscribed 🙂

  38. Karwan darbani
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Great tutorial thanks

  39. DreamRice
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Im on maya 2016 and i dont have a "workarea" which shows my dielactric icon to drag and drop it on the object.
    So i wasnt sure – i clicked the object and clicked on the material on the attribute editor. But there is no "Surface material" or "Shading group attributes" ;_;

  40. Thomas Ögren
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49


  41. Logando 3D
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Uncle hermes good tutorial…

  42. Joel Stutz
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    here all mia material x attributes interactively simulated: http://www.visualcenter.ch/mia-material-x/

  43. 影霧禾月
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    It was saved!

  44. Ashok Kumar
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    this is also nice tutorial but there is a prob in my Maya I don't have Mental ray so please tell me how can i get Mental ray. Because of Mental ray I'm facing many problem and not give a good quality.

  45. Electronic Pulse of Sound
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Hey Mike, I just upgraded to Maya 2016, and the mia_material_x isn't there with the presets. Any idea where it's gone?

  46. Anastasiia Vidisheva
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    Nice tutorials! Thanks!

  47. ftp gaming
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    I cant fin mayatomr in my plugin folder

  48. DurianGold
    October 29, 2018 at 11:49

    PLEASE HELP ME. I can't find mia_material in my hypershade. PLEASE

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