In this tutorial, we will learn about the essential lighting tools and features found in Maya. Understanding how the various lighting tools in Maya work and behave is a very important skill for anyone who is getting started with this 3D application. In this Maya lighting tutorial, we will discuss the different types of 3D lights found in Maya, and methods for easily aiming and controlling your lights. We will also explore some of the specialized attributes found in certain light types, we will discuss the different types of shadows available in Maya, we will see how we can add depth and mood to our scenes though the use of volumetric light rays, as well as many other lighting tools and concepts that will help you establish a solid foundation in Maya. Software required: Maya 2012 and up.
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.
Introduction and Project Overview [Autogenerated] I'm Kyle with digital tutors and Autodesk Authorized publisher in a series of lessons will be guiding you through some of the essential lighting tools available in Maya. Now, understanding how Maya's various lighting tools work and behave is a very important skill for anyone who's getting started with this three D application. So in this training will discuss of the different types of three D lights found in Maya as well. It's a methods for easily aiming and controlling your lights. We'll also explore some of the specialized. Actually, it's found in certain lights. We'll discuss some the different types of shadows available in Maya. We'll see how we can start to add depth and moved to our scenes through the use of volumetric light rays, as well as many other lighting tools and concepts. It will help you establish a really solid foundation in Mayan, so with that will go ahead and get started on our next lesson.