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HDRI Workflow with Maya and Photoshop

by Kyle Green

Learn the fundamentals of High Dynamic Range Imaging and a proven workflow to creating and using HDR Images for a multitude to scenarios and projects. Software required: Maya 8.0 or higher, Photoshop CS2 or higher.

What you'll learn

Learn the fundamentals of High Dynamic Range Imaging and a proven workflow to creating and using HDR Images for a multitude to scenarios and projects. Contains over 2 hours of project-driven training for artists learning the creative and technical processes of HDRI and image-based lighting. Popular highlights include: HDRI Overview; Understanding Properties of HDR Images; Using 32-bit Color Space; 32-bit Image vs. 8-bit Image; Shooting Multiple Exposures with Camera; Bracketed Camera Exposures; Using Mirrored Ball for Environments; Naming and Organization of Exposure Sequences; Assembling Multiple Exposures into one HDR Image; Assembling Panoramic HDR Images; Removing Unwanted Subjects from Images; Color Correcting and Image Enhancement; Adjustment Layers for Image Alterations; Tone Mapping HDR Image for Low Dynamic Range Output; Setting up Image-based Lighting in Maya; Final Gathering in Maya; Reducing Animation Flickering; and rendering HDR Images from mental ray. Software required: Maya 8.0 or higher, Photoshop CS2 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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