Creating Cinematic Underwater Lighting in Maya
Throughout these Maya tutorials we'll learn how to achieve a cinematic look for an underwater animation. Software required: Maya 2015, NUKE 8.
What you'll learn
Throughout these Maya tutorials we'll learn how to achieve a cinematic look for an underwater animation. We'll cover how to create underwater assets and particles such as bubbles, as well as a caustic pattern to simulate realism. Next, we'll animate our bubbles with Soft Body and construct some kelp. We'll finish our details with underwater particle creation and secondary lighting. Finally, we'll finish the Maya training by learning how to setup V-Ray render settings and composite in NUKE. Software required: Maya 2015, NUKE 8.
Table of contents
- Preparing the Scene 8m
- Applying a Caustic Pattern Underwater 9m
- Animating Bubbles with Soft Body 11m
- Constructing Kelp with Paint Fx 12m
- Setting up a V-Ray Render 7m
- Positioning Key Lights 10m
- Continuing with Secondary Lighting 8m
- Designing Underwater Particles 8m
- Creating Bubbles 9m
- Rendering and Compositing in NUKE 10m