Course info
Apr 28, 2016
1h 50m

V-Ray is an advanced raytracing engine by Chaos group that offers an advanced rendering platform as a plug-in for Maya and other 3D rendering platforms. This course, Introduction to Character Look Development in V-Ray and Maya, will teach you how to use V-Ray to render and light unique and high-quality characters. First, you'll be brought up to speed with some of the latest advanced shading, especially in relation to the VRayFastSSS2 Shader. Next, you will learn how to create a look-development asset, as well as how to shade and light your creature. Finally, you'll explore the complex Shader development work flow within V-Ray and Maya and learn how to make sense of it for your own needs. By the end of this course, you'll not only have a finished render of a creature, but you'll also have the skills you need to work in V-Ray and Maya to bring your own characters to life in the future.

About the author
About the author

Clifford Otomi Green is Senior Lighting/Look Development TD at Zoic studios Vancouver BC, Canada.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone, my name is Clifford Green. Welcome to my course, Introduction to Character Look Development in V-Ray and Maya. I'm a Senior Lighting TD at Double Negative. V-Ray is one of the world's most widely used render engine for photorealistic images in film and television. This course is a quick introduction to character look development using the V-RayFastSSS2 material, and no prior knowledge of V-Ray is required. Some of the major topics that we will cover in this course will include exploring the V-RayFastSSS2 shader, exploring image based lighting techniques, shader creation setup in V-Ray, and finally exploring color correction and grading techniques in NUKE. By the end of this course, you will know the basics of crucial look development and be able to render and create custom shaders and light rigs of your own and have a solid foundation in asset look development in V-Ray. I hope you will join me on this journey to learn character look development with Maya and V-Ray with Introduction to Character Look Development at Pluralsight.