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Automotive Rendering with HDR Light Studio and Maya

by Kyle Green

In this series of lessons, we will learn how to use HDR Light Studio and Maya together in order to create high-quality studio lighting for your automotive renders. Software required: Maya 2010 or higher, HDR Light Studio 1.5 or higher.

What you'll learn

In this series of lessons, we will learn how to use HDR Light Studio and Maya together in order to create high-quality studio lighting for your automotive renders. We will begin this course in Maya, where we will learn how to set up an image-based lighting environment in preparation for rendering. From there, we will jump into HDR Light Studio, which will allow us to easily create high dynamic range images which can mimic realistic studio lighting. We will learn how to control the appearance of synthetic lights within HDR Light Studio, as well as discuss many techniques which can dramatically increase the efficiency of your lighting workflow in both Maya and HDR Light Studio. Software required: Maya 2010 or higher, HDR Light Studio 1.5 or higher.

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. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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