Photorealistic Nighttime Water Shading and Rendering in Maya and modo

In this MODO tutorial, we will look at the creation process for two shots of photo-realistic floating candle scenes that can be a part of a movie or a commercial. Software required: Maya 2012 SAP, modo 601, Fusion 6.31 .
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Apr 1, 2012
Duration
1h 23m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Apr 1, 2012
Duration
1h 23m
Description

In this MODO tutorial, we will look at the creation process for two shots of photo-realistic floating candle scenes that can be a part of a movie or a commercial. Throughout these lessons, we'll create a shot that resembles realistic video footage that would otherwise be difficult to shoot. This tutorial offers an overview of key moments from the production that can inspire. Its lessons cover everything from initial analysis, modeling, texturing, rigging, animation, rendering, and final comp using primarily MODO and Fusion. The discussed techniques are, however, easily applicable to other mainstream applications. Software required: Maya 2012 SAP, modo 601, Fusion 6.31 .

About the author
About the author

Currently, Martin is focusing on 3D animation, most recently in a role of a Visual effects supervisor. He is a CGI generalist applying the state-of-the art digital techniques while building on his years of fine art experience.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello, my name is Martin Mayer, I'm a CGI Generalist, and throughout my career I've had the chance to try out many roles, including VFX Supervisor, Compositor, Rigging Artist, and Texturing Artist. In this tutorial I would like to take you through a creation of a shot for a commercial that was part of my personal project, essentially pro bono work. It was a shot of a Chinese lantern festival, and it's a fairly simple project, but I think it's visually pleasing and effective. So the project essentially exists in its current form that looks like this where the shot is essentially just passing through in front of random lit candles, but the original intent was to look at the candles that are in the heart shape, so we'll be discussing also the way things were arranged or things were set up to achieve this type of effect in MODO using our applicators, so have fun and enjoy.