Advanced Compositing Workflows in Maya and Toxik

In this series of lessons, we will learn the process of rendering your Maya scene into multiple passes, and using some advanced techniques for compositing these passes using Toxik. Software required: Maya.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 15, 2009
Duration
2h 32m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Nov 15, 2009
Duration
2h 32m
Description

In this series of lessons, we will learn the process of rendering your Maya scene into multiple passes, and using some advanced techniques for compositing these passes using Toxik. We will dedicate the first portion of this course to using Render Passes in Maya to separate various elements of our scene at render time. We'll use mental ray's render passes, contribution maps, custom framebuffers, and render layers to create the necessary render passes for our scene. In the second portion of this course we will begin with some quick compositing similar to our Compositing 3D Renders in Toxik course, but we will quickly get into more advanced topics such as Depth-of-Field, working with HDR, Depth-based compositing and spot paint fixing. Software required: Maya.

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About the author

Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.

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