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Developing Expert Product Visualizations in Maya and V-Ray

by Oasim Karmieh

In this tutorial, we will learn how to model a product, in this example a mini soundboard, from concept to the final render. Software required: V-Ray, Maya 2013, Photoshop CS6.

What you'll learn

In this tutorial, we will learn how to model a product, in this example a mini soundboard, from concept to the final render. We will learn how to take a simple 2D sketch and turn it into a realistic model, ready to be presented as a pre-visualization mock-up. We will learn how to create a simple studio lighting setup to present our model in, by using the powerful V-Ray Blend Material to create highly-customizable, non-destructive shaders. We will also learn how to create a wide variety of realistic yet simple shaders using the V-Ray Material. Finally, we will look at the powerful Render Elements that V-Ray has to offer, to create our final image in post. By the end of this tutorial, you will have the knowledge to create your own concept models and get some beautiful renders for your product pre-visualization. Software required: V-Ray, Maya 2013, Photoshop CS6.

About the author

Oasim Karmieh is currently a Freelance CG Generalist. He has been working as a lighting artist, as well as a graphic and web designer. For the last nine years he worked on numerous projects ranging from web design, graphic user interface, branding, 3D animation, and 3D lighting for commercials and animated TV shows. His work has been published in 3D World Magazine. He lives in the beautiful city of Brasov, Romania. He Loves collecting Laughing buddha statues. In his spare time he writes tutorial... more

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