Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 15, 2015
Duration
1h 42m
Description

In this Maya tutorial, we'll learn about the linear color space. Using a linear workflow should be an important part of any lighting and rendering artist's process regardless of the application or renderer they use. Fortunately, for Maya artists, this process has seen significant improvements in Maya 2016 in the form of a completely new Color Management system. We'll pull that system apart here in this course so that you can fully understand how to use it. We'll start out by learning what linear workflow is and what it does for the scenes that we render. From here, we'll learn how to access and use Maya's new Color Management system. We'll learn how it applies color transforms where we need them in order to make sure that the textures, materials and lights we are using in our scene all render in the correct color space and are displayed or output in the correct color space. By the end of this Maya training, you'll have a firm grasp on how you can start implementing a linear workflow in your own renders. Software required: Maya 2016.

About the author
About the author

Eddie is the dedicated Pluralsight texturing and rendering tutor. His roots are firmly planted in a deep background in illustration and design, and Eddie lives to express himself through his art. Eddie has been with Pluralsight (and previously Digital-Tutors) for four-plus years, teaching creative artists to expand their knowledge on everything from design and illustration, to hand painting beautiful textures for their models.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, my name is Eddie Russell and welcome to this series of lessons focusing on linear workflow rendering strategies inside of Maya. Linear workflow should be an important part of any lighting and rendering artist's process, regardless of the application or renderer they use. Fortunately for Maya artists, this process has seen significant improvements in Maya 2016 in the form of a completely new color management system. We'll pull that system apart here in this course so that you can fully understand how to use it. We'll start out by learning exactly what linear workflow is and what it does for the scenes that we render. From here, we'll learn how to access and use Maya's new color management system. In doing this, we'll learn how it applies color transforms, where we need them in order to make sure that the textures, materials, and lights we are using in our scene all render in the correct color space and are displayed or output in the correct color space. By completing this course and learning how to implement a linear workflow using Maya's color management system, you'll be absolutely shocked at how much better your renders look. So let's go ahead and get started with our next lesson.