View Full Version : How to create Network Icons?

04 April 2006, 01:55 PM
How can custom Icons be created for Maya Nodes? not by using grab to Hypershade, i mean changing the mrsss_fast shader node, or a utillity node.

there are some node samples at this site.

this image borrowed from:

04 April 2006, 03:28 PM
let's say you want to add an icon to the shader called my_shader:
* for hypershade icons you need to make an icon (in *.fti format) called my_shader.fti and place it in your icons dir.
* for the create render node window / hypershade create bar you need to create an icon (in xpm format... i think bmp works also ) called render_my_shader.xpm and place it in your icons dir.

Also, in maya 7, you can make interactive swatches for most single-output nodes that output a color by adding several lines to the mentalrayCustomNodeClass.mel script from the Maya7.0/scripts.


04 April 2006, 08:50 PM
thanks yashu (

CGTalk Moderation
04 April 2006, 08:50 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.