How to Create an Iridescent Texture Using Maya and Arnold

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In this 3D video tutorial, our alpha artist Joe shows you how to create an iridescent texture using Maya and Arnold.

Think iridescence, be iridescence and become a natural phenomenon in animation.

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In this video tutorial, Joe shows you how to:

  • Set up a sky dome using a HDRI to create a translucent bubble
  • Use ramp shaders to create a gradient of colour
  • Change the settings to create a bubble effect
Maya is a popular 3D modelling program, well-known for its ease of use when creating realistic animations and effects. It allows users to apply modelling layers to give a free-form approach to 3D animation. As an Autodesk product, it seamlessly integrates with other great plugins, such as Phoenix FD, Yeti and XGen.
Arnold, the 3D ray tracing rendering application, used by animators, studios and 3D artists the world over. Arnold has established its credible reputation in the industry over the last few years as an advanced ray tracing renderer, built for the demands of feature-length animation and visual effects.

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