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'Daydreamer' Production Pipeline Volume 5: Lighting and Rendering

by Eddie Russell

In this Maya and RenderMan tutorial, we'll look at how the lighting and rendering were executed for a short we created for SIGGRAPH. Software required: Maya 2016, RenderMan for Maya 20.3.

What you'll learn

Our goal with this fast-paced tutorial is to show you how our scenes were lit, how the final render pass was setup and the AOVs that were used as well as several challenges or problems that were worked through for the project. Instead of going step-by-step, we'll look at the overall concepts, various tools and techniques, as well as important tips to keep in mind as you work on similar projects. By the end of this Maya and RenderMan training, you'll walk away with loads of tips and tricks you can use to speed up your next lighting and rendering project. Software required: Maya 2016, RenderMan for Maya 20.3.

About the author

Eddie began teaching creative professionals over ten years ago for Digital Tutors. In 2014 Digital Tutors was acquired by Pluralsight and he continued his focus on creating high quality training for artists in both the film and games industries. With a background in graphic design and illustration Eddie has always been focused on visual appeal. This can be seen through his courses in which he shares secrets for achieving production level quality for concept art, illustrations, textures, mater... more

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