Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Dec 3, 2012
Duration
2h 55m
Description

In this 3ds Max tutorial, we will also explore some of the specialized parameters found in certain light types, we will learn about the different types of shadows that can be utilized within 3ds Max, and explore the unique characteristics of each of these shadow types. We will also learn how we can use volumetric lights to add a sense of mood and atmosphere to our renders, along with many additional lessons covering tools and topics that are designed to give you a strong introduction to the lighting and rendering capabilities of 3ds Max. Software required: 3ds Max 2013.

About the author
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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kyle with Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk authorized publisher. In this series of lessons, we'll be guiding you through some of the essential lighting tools available in 3ds Max. So, getting acquainted with some of the core lighting tools and features of 3ds Max is really an important skill for anyone who is getting started with this application. So in this training we'll begin by learning about some of the various light types found in 3ds Max, and how to precisely control your light parameters to find just that right mixture between physical accuracy and sort of your own artistic preferences. We'll also explore some of the specialized parameters found in certain light types. We'll learn about some of the different types of shadows that can be utilized within 3ds Max and discussing some of the unique characteristics of each of these shadow types. We'll also learn how we can start to use things like volumetric lights to add a real sense of mood and atmosphere to our renders, along with lots of additional lessons covering tools and topics that are designed to give you really a strong introduction to the lighting and rendering capabilities of 3ds Max. So, in our next lesson, we'll go ahead and get started.