Look development helps give emotion to a model via textures, shaders, compositing, and more. In this course, you will learn how to do look development inside Katana with RenderMan 21. Software Required: Katana, RenderMan 21.
Have you ever wanted to create complex shading networks that are easy to manage? If so, Look Development for Production Assets with Katana and RenderMan, is the perfect course for you because you will do look development of a production asset on Katana and RenderMan 21. First, you will learn about Katana and how its fantastic scene management style can help to do better look development assets. Next, you will use RenderMan 21 and its PxrLayerSurface to create a complex shading network for a Robot. Finally, you will learn how to set up the different layers to be used by other departments. When you're finished with this Katana and RenderMan course, you'll not only understand how Katana and RenderMan work together, but also how to use them to create amazing look development assets. Software required: Katana, RenderMan 21.
Course Overview Hi everyone, my name is Miguel Lleras and welcome to my course, Look Development for Production Assets with Katana and RenderMan. I'm a Look Dev., Lighting Artist and compositor with experience of feature VFX film and animation. Katana, in conjunction with RenderMan, have become two very important tools on any CGI Pipeline. Together, they're extremely efficient to manage and create high quality assets and shots regardless of the production sites. In this course, we're going to do Look Development using RenderMan 21 where I'm taking advantage of the fantastic scene management style of Katana. Some of the major topics that we will cover include, creating a Katana Look Development Template, setting up a Lighting rig for testing the materials, creating Master and child materials with layered shading networked with RenderMan. As well as saving and exporting your Katana Look file to be reused by other department. By the end of this course, you will know how to look dev your own assets using Katana and RenderMan 21. Before beginning the course you should be familiar with Maya and RenderMan. I hope you join me on this journey to learn how to use Katana to look dev any assets on the Look Development for Production Assets with Katana and RenderMan course at Pluralsight.