Let’s Burn it Down

ALRIGHT! After the many many days of me saying it would happen, it’s happening!



Okay so what we will need first, is a plane in Maya. Go into surfaces, and create a plane(you can also just go under ‘Create’, click ‘NURBS PRIMITIVE’, and there will be the word ‘plane’ there). After this, assign a shader to it. What this means, is that you will have to go under ‘render’ and you will see the spheres that have different colors and names to them. Select the one that says ‘Lambert’.

Okay, now this is going to be a little tricky. Go into hyper shade now, and select ‘Lambert2’, and then you go to the 3D textures in hyper shade. In hypershade, you will select the one that says “Stucco”. In the attribute editor, you will change the shaker element in Stucco to 30(how I found this was literally to browse around in the attribute editor until I found it). Now, you need to change the channels. Channel1 should be black, and Channel2 should be white. The channels are in the little 3D channel pop up that also comes up when you select a 3D texture.

After this, you will need to connect Lambert to Stucco. To do this, you will need to hold right click the Stucco, and then press “add texture to selected” when you have selected Channel1 beforehand.

Next, you need to add Fractal into the mix (also a 3D texture). Change it’s color to orange, and connect it to Channel2. After this, you need to make a Granite texture(also in 3D textures), and change it’s colors to: Black, Orange, Grey, and Dark Dark red(all of these colors are in the one granite attribute editor). Connect that to Channel1 as well.

Now if you render it, it should look like lava almost perfectly!!!


I’m going to tell you guys that this is a very difficult one to do as a beginner(like me). So, if you get stuck on something, here’s a link to a tutorial that’s a little more detailed.

Lava Tutorial

I hope you guys have a wonderful night guys! I’m sick so, have a good night for me!


~ by shadowdroid677 on June 23, 2013.

One Response to “Let’s Burn it Down”

  1. Your article Let’s Burn it Down | S&D write very well, thank you share!

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