Description
Course info
Rating
(20)
Level
Advanced
Updated
Sep 1, 2017
Duration
2h 40m
Description

Have you ever wanted to create the kinds of stunning cinematic environments you know are possible with Arnold and Maya, but feel like you're only scratching the surface with your current approach? In this course, Exterior Rendering Strategies with Arnold and Maya, you'll learn advanced practical techniques for lighting an exterior scene, in addition to a rendering and compositing workflow that maintains creative control all the way into post. First, you'll discover how to implement the fundamentals of natural lighting in an exterior light rig. Next, you'll dive into creating a flexible render setup using render layers, AOVs, mattes, and Arnold's Light Groups. Finally, you'll explore how to use all the render passes in compositing to adjust individual lights, add depth, and even create lens effects. When you're finished with this course, you'll have both the artistic and technical background needed to carry out your vision for your own exterior environments, from lighting through compositing. Software required: Maya, Arnold 5, and Nuke.

About the author
About the author

Jeff Masters is a lead lighter at Reel FX in Dallas, TX, where he does lighting and compositing for feature animated films and commercial projects. His previous experience includes Digital Domain Media Group, where he was a compositor for VFX live action films.