Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Mar 21, 2018
Duration
3h 16m
Description

Studio lighting is used in many fields, for everything from product visualizations and character shots to car renders and more. Studio lighting allows you to showcase what you've created, giving it a bit of mood, while keeping it clean and presentable. In this course, Studio Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max and V-Ray, you’ll learn some of the fundamental tips, tricks, and techniques that you'll need in your workflow to create great-looking studio renders. First, you’ll the basics of what makes up a typical studio render and how you can read existing renders (or photos) from other artists so that you can improve your understanding of their technique. Then you'll tackle some of the more technical topics that will help you understand how V-Ray works and how you can easily optimize your studio renders to make them faster. Next, you'll dive into the practical part of the course by creating a few basic product renders that will give you an idea of how you can approach your product visualizations. You'll be lighting a chocolate figure while incorporating everything you've learned so far. You’ll then tackle a different challenge: lighting a portrait of a male model, where you will try to create a few moody yet realistic images. Finally, you will explore how to light a car in a typical studio environment. Working with a reflective material such as car paint presents a serious challenge, but you'll document the process in detail as you go about creating the final render. By the end of the course, you'll be equipped with the knowledge and techniques to create your own studio renders.

About the author
About the author

Nejc is a 3D Artist currently working as a freelancer mainly in the field of architectural and product visualization. He enrolled in one of Slovenia's Computer Science schools and became a Visual Communications graduate. His working experience include working both as a freelancer and a full-time studio employee. His own company was founded in 2015 and since then Nejc has done a variety of work involving product and architectural visualization.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Nejc, and welcome to my course, Studio Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max and V-Ray. I'm a 3D Generalist Artist with experience in architectural visualization, product visualization, and similar fields. In this course, we're going to be talking about studio lighting and how we can approach creating either product visualizations, portrait shots, or car renders that are all in a studio-like environment. This course is specifically designed for beginners and intermediate users, so we'll be covering both the core concepts of studio lighting techniques, as well as some production proven workflow tips and tricks. Some of the major topics that we will cover in the course include what defines studio lighting, how to read existing images and renders so that you can recreate them and learn from them later on, lighting a simple product, lighting a portrait, and lighting a car. By the end of this course, you'll know how to set up a good studio render, and you'll also be acquainted with a few fairly simple, yet very useful workflow tips and tricks. Before beginning the course, you should be familiar with the basics of working with 3ds Max and V-Ray. All right, so I hope you'll join me on this journey to learn more about the different studio lighting techniques with the Studio Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max and V-Ray course, at Pluralsight.