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Fundamentals of Arnold for Katana

by David Conlon

This course builds on the Katana Essentials course. You'll learn about setting up a lighting and look development pipeline, advanced Katana work flows, as well as lighting and rendering scenes with Arnold. Software required: Katana 2.1.

What you'll learn

Have you ever wanted to know more about rendering and lighting with Arnold inside Katana? If so, Fundamentals of Arnold for Katana, is the perfect course for you because you will learn how professional visual effects studios use Arnold inside of Katana. First, you will learn how to setup a basic look development pipeline with Katana. Next, you will learn how to efficiently create and bake out lookfiles for your assets. Finally, you will learn how to load assets that have been through the Arnold pipeline. Next, you'll light a simple scene using Arnold and it's light types. Finally, you'll edit materials and learn how to create efficient renders. When you're finished with this course, you'll not only have setup templates, have created look development, and lit a simple scene, but you'll also have learned how the professional studios use Katana and Arnold in their lighting pipeline. Software required: Katana 2.1.

About the author

David first fell in love with computer graphics in 1987 when his uncle showed him MacPaint. His desire to work on feature films came quickly after seeing “Jurassic Park” and “Toy Story”. David attended Texas A&M University for an undergraduate degree in Architecture with an emphasis on visualization and fine art. Next, he went on to earn his Masters degree from the University of Southern California in Film, Animation, and Digital Arts creating 3 short films, all of which played in a handful of f... more

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