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'Infiltrator' Production Pipeline Volume 6: Rendering

by Kyle Green

In this volume of the Infiltrator Production Pileline, we will go through the process of setting up materials, lights, and render passes in preparation for final compositing. Software required: Maya 2011.

What you'll learn

In this volume of the Infiltrator Production Pileline, we will go through the process of setting up materials, lights, and render passes in preparation for final compositing. We will begin by learning how we can optimize our high-resolution geometry to use our system memory more effectively. This will allow for more efficient, stable, rendering especially if you are working on a 32-bit system with limited resources. From there, we will take some time to set up materials for the various portions of our 'Infiltrator' spider and then we will begin the lighting setup. We will use an image-based-lighting approach to achieve a high level of realism and to ensure that the lighting on the CG spider matches the live-action plate. Finally, we will learn how to use Render Passes and Render Layers to output our final renders in a way that will give us a tremendous amount of control over the final result whenever we get into our final compositing phase. Software required: Maya 2011.

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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