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Linear Workflow Rendering Strategies with Arnold and Maya

by Kirt Haymore

Linear workflows are used around the world in a variety of industries. Learn the linear color workflow in Maya 2018 and render in Arnold. You'll explore color space and gamut to understand what you're managing and how to apply it to your workflow.

What you'll learn

Linear workflows ensure that the colors you use in a project are both consistent and reproducible across many platforms. In this course, Linear Workflow Rendering Strategies with Arnold and Maya, you'll dive into the color management workflows for Maya and Arnold. First, you'll begin by learning about color space and color gamut, so you can understand what you're managing inside of Maya and how to get the results you want. Next, you'll explore color management preferences inside Maya, and look at each option available individually and what can be customize. Then, you'll discover how to use third party settings and profiles, such as OpenColorIO, LUT files, and OpenImageIO (TX file conversion). Finally, you'll take a closer look at the color chooser window and options. By the end of this course, you'll not only have a solid working knowledge of color management inside Maya, but also a better understanding of color space, color gamut, and why/how to use them. Software required: Maya 2018.

About the author

Kirt is a 3D Generalist with several years of experience. He has a passion for photography and striving for realism in 3D renders. He has experience with many software packages including Maya, 3ds Max, Arnold, mental ray, V-Ray, Photoshop, and many others. He has a passion for learning and teaching the tips and tricks that he picks up along the way. Kirt also has a Bachelor of Arts in Animation and a Masters in Adult Education and Training.

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