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Linear Workflow Rendering Strategies in Maya 2012

by Kyle Green

In this Maya tutorial, you will learn how to dramatically improve the realism of your lighting by incorporating a linear workflow into your rendering pipeline. Software required: Maya 2012.

What you'll learn

In this Maya tutorial, you will learn how to dramatically improve the realism of your lighting by incorporating a linear workflow into your rendering pipeline. We will begin with an explanation of the linear workflow process, and help to clarify exactly why a linear workflow is needed is order to get lighting results that are much more realistic. From there, we will learn the various steps for setting up a linear workflow in Maya, including the use of Maya's Color Management features, gamma-correcting images and textures to be rendered and displayed correctly, maintaining a proper linear workflow during the compositing phase, and many additional tips and techniques that will help you get much more realistic lighting results with significantly less effort. Software required: Maya 2012.

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. Kyle has contributed to many of the most popular projects and helped the Digital-Tutors team win awards throughout the company's history. Kyle has had the honor of having his art exhibited at the New York ... more

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