Maya’s Hypershade is one of the first and most important areas you should take the time to explore it provides a quick and easy way to create, edit, and connect . Jul 25, Learn how to use the Hypershade window in Maya to create and modify materials. In this video, George shows the functionality and. A window where you can create, edit, and connect rendering nodes, such as textures, materials, lights, rendering utilities, and special effects. Hypershade.

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Hypershade displays each node as an icon, sometimes called a swatch, that represents the characteristics of the node. When you edit a hypersbade attributes or assign textures or special effects, the swatch updates in Hypershade.

Using a Dependency graph A dependency graph shows the node connections, such as connections among shading group items that create an object’s material appearance. Material, light, post processes such as glow, texture, and utility nodes are all elements underlying the visual looks you create in Maya.


When you first open Hypershade, the Create Bar panel displays at the left. From this panel, you can click a node swatch to create nodes or MMB-drag and drop nodes into the Hypershade panel, much the same as you would from the Create Render Node window.


Hypershade’s tabs contain the nodes that make up the current scene. Click a tab to view specific nodes.

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See also Tabs menu for details. Displays the shading network for a selected node in a separate tab area. Select a node, then select one of the graphing icons on the tool bar, such as Show Upstream Connections. The selected nodes are graphed into the Work Area tab. If another Work Area tab is selected, the graph operation graphs the selected nodes into that tab. The Work Area tab cannot be deleted. You can view shading networks within tabs in a split panel display the default or in separate panels by selecting the icons at the top-right of Hypershade.

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See To create a Disk tab: These menu items let you interactively customize the Hypershade view by either simplifying any clutter or extending the view to include node connections. Hhypershade Hypershade’s Window menu items as an alternative to selecting various editors from Maya’s main menu bar.

The advantage is you can view and edit the connections between nodes, or adjust node attributes in one simple step. Hypershade’s options menu items tell Maya to re-render the node swatches if you decide to zoom in or out, or clear the view. The icons at the top of Hypershade provide you with a way to view placement and shading group swatches.


This can be useful in situations where these swatches do not display. Any swatch you select contains up and downstream connections. You can select any node in Hypershade and display its connections.

Select the swatch for which you want to see the connections, then click one of the icons at the top-right of Hypershade. Glide the cursor over an icon to display its hyperhsade. Each tab contains the nodes that make up the current scene. These options let you create new tabs and customize the default tabs.

You can create and name tabs to help you organize a scene’s rendering elements. An option window displays providing you with options to customize the tabs in Hypershade.

Using a Dependency graph. Tip For textures created with As projection turned on, you need to explicitly connect the texture to the bump so the texture is visible in the bump map. Note Because the swatch files are saved in a sub-directory, you need write permissions to the directory to successfully Mayx Swatch Files for Current Images.