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mental ray Workflows in Maya: Global Illumination

by Kyle Green

Learn creative practices for utilizing global illumination and time-saving rendering techniques that can be used in a multitude of applications. Software required: Maya 7 and up (Maya 2008 required for project files).

What you'll learn

Learn creative practices for utilizing global illumination and time-saving rendering techniques that can be used in a multitude of applications. Contains 2 hours of project-driven training - Perfect for intermediate artists. Popular highlights include: Global Illumination Overview; Understanding Photons in mental ray; Emitting Photons from Various Light Sources; Controlling Photon Energy; Controlling Decay Rates; Altering Photon Color Attributes; Separating the Effects of Direct Lighting; Separating the Effects of Indirect Lighting; Tuning Global Illumination Scale; Tuning Global Illumination Radius; Tuning Global Illumination Accuracy; Photon Tracing with Transparent Surfaces; Global Illumination Photons Maps; Global Illumination with Final Gather; Using the Map Visualizer; Global Illumination Overrides; Photon Interaction with Maya Materials; Photon Interaction with mental ray Materials. Software required: Maya 7 and up (Maya 2008 required for project files).

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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