mental ray Workflows in Maya: Global Illumination

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).
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 4, 2008
Duration
2h 10m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Feb 4, 2008
Duration
2h 10m
Description

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
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.

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