Rendering Ask DTs in Maya

Each video in this course is a self-contained lesson focused on answering questions that Digital-Tutors customers have had as they learn rendering in Maya. Software required: Maya.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jul 2, 2011
Duration
7h 42m
Table of contents
Introduction and Project Overview
Rendering Ask DTs in Maya
How to Determine Differences Between Fg Rays and Gi Photons 5m How to Determine Differences with the Dielectric and Architectural Materials 5m How to Fix a Stereo Camera Rig That Is Rendering Out a White Depth Layer 4m How to Fix Black Reflections When Using the Use Background Material 4m How to Get a Shadow Effect in Light Fog 8m How to Resolve an Issue with Blown Out Lights 5m How to Hide an Object That Is Casting Light from Renders 2m How to Set up a Couple Alternatives to the Mental Ray Depth Pass 12m How to Set up a Technique for Adding a Shadow into an Occlusion Render 9m How to Begin Troubleshooting Renders That Complete Too Quickly 2m How to Begin Troubleshooting Renders That Won't Finish 3m How to Access the Legacy Render Layer Presets in Maya 2011 4m How to Blend Two Textures for Rendering with Mental Ray 9m How to Get a Shadow to Pass Through a Transparency Map 4m How to Begin Troubleshooting an Absence of an Alpha in a Render 4m How to Get a Shadow to Disappear with Animated Transparency 4m How to Resolve an Issue Where New Objects Are Green 7m How to Begin Troubleshooting a Batch Render That Isn't Completing 3m How to Better Understand What Has an Effect on Render Speeds 7m How to Render Alpha Channels in a Luminance Depth Render Layer 8m How to Resolve an Issue When the Mia_material_x Isn't Rendering Passes 4m How to Begin Troubleshooting Physical Sun and Sky in Maya 10m How to Render a Turntable as a Quicktime in Maya and After Effects 12m How to Apply a Label While Maintaining Caustics 7m How to Smooth Out a Render That Utilizes Global Illumination 2m How to Set up Mental Ray's Subsurface Scattering with a Physical Sun and Sky 4m How to Add a Little More Control to a Glow Effect in Maya 4m How to Render Out a Diffuse Without Shadow Pass and a Shadow Pass and Composite Them Back Together 4m How to Avoid a Hot Spot of Light with Three Point Lighting 5m How to Set up a Technique for Outdoor Lighting 3m How to Find a Light That Isn't Visible in the Viewport 2m How to Set up Some Custom Buffer Nodes with Render Passes 5m How to Begin Troubleshooting a Render That Isn't Working as Expected 3m How to Use the Mental Ray Architectural Material to Render with Passes 2m How to Catch Global Illumination Photons That Spill Outside the Scene 2m How to Convert Nurbs to Polygons to Try to Reduce Crashing at Render Time 3m How to Get a Shading Network to Display in the Viewport 4m How to Enable Mental Ray 1m How to Set up Custom Color Render Passes 6m How to Get Soft Shadows 5m How to Render a PSD Texture in Mental Ray 6m How to Get PSD Textures to Reflect in a Mental Ray Architectural Material 4m How to Render Multistreak Particles with Mental Ray 5m How to Begin Troubleshooting a Mental Ray Batch Render 3m How to Fix Lighting for Subsurface Scattering 6m How to Set up Air Turbulence in Maya 9m How to Get Started Using Photoshop with Maya 3m How to Begin Troubleshooting a Render That Isn't Finishing as Expected 4m How to Troubleshoot Issues with Paint Effects and Transparency Maps 3m How to Maintaining Caustics While Applying a Label to a Bottle 7m How to Get a Playblast to Match the Render Output 9m How to Make Particles Visible Through Dielectric Materials 4m How to Increase the Quality of Subsurface Scattering Effect 3m How to Eliminate Flickering in Renders That Use Image-based Lighting 5m How to Troubleshoot a Render That Isn't Giving Us Any Rendered Images 3m How to Create a Transparent Effect 7m How to Set up a Technique for Creating a Cartoon Style Effect 6m How to Change Camera Settings for an Anamorphic Image 3m How to Set up a Technique for Creating a Depth Pass 8m How to Set up Render Layers 6m How to Troubleshoot Unwanted Light in a Render 6m How to Set up a Technique for Clay Renders 7m How to Begin Troubleshooting a Render That Isn't Completing 3m How to Set up a Technique for Hiding Half of an Object 3m How to Troubleshoot an Issue Where Fur Isn't Rendering as Expected 3m How to Stop Black Reflections Showing up in Chrome Material When Using the Use Background Material 4m How to Get Fire to Show up in Reflections 2m How to Set up a Technique for Controlling Bump Maps on Objects 5m How to Set up a Technique for a Clay Render 8m How to Set up a Technique for Getting a Shadow in an Occlusion Render 9m The Difference Between Fur Rendered with Maya Software and Mental Ray 3m How to Set up a Technique for Optimizing a Render in Mental Ray 4m How to Create a Light Fog Effect 6m The Difference Between Final Gather Rays and Global Illumination Photons 5m How to Determine the Differences Between the Dielectric and Architectural for Creating Glass 5m How to Fix an Issue Where Luminance Depth Layer Is Rendering Out White Through Stereo Camera Rig 4m How to Get an Outline Around a Dielectric Material 8m How to Apply a Decal on Top of a Mental Ray Architectural Material 5m How to Get a Shadow Effect in Fog 8m How to Set up Displacement Maps with Mental Ray Materials 8m How to Relink Ies Data for Lights 5m How to Hide an Object That Is Casting Light into Our Scene from Our Renders 2m How to Set up Alternative Techniques for Depth of Field 12m How to Apply a PSD Texture While Using an Mi_car_paint_phen Material 7m How to Find Differences Between Mental Ray and Maya Software Rendered Fur 3m How to Disable Multiple Shadows When Using the Use Background Material 6m How to Begin Optimizing a Render in Mental Ray 4m Creating Light Rays with the Parti_volume Node 8m Fixing the Offset from a Motion Vector Pass in Maya 2014 6m
Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Jul 2, 2011
Duration
7h 42m
Description

Each video in this course is a self-contained lesson focused on answering questions that Digital-Tutors customers have had as they learn rendering in Maya. Software required: Maya.

About the author
About the author

Dan is an author at Pluralsight with a passion for helping others. Long before Dan ever officially donned his recording headset, he was a dedicated forum moderator with Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), helping out members with problems they encountered across a wide variety of software. Since then, he joined our team and continues to help others every day with their CG challenges.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hello and welcome to this collection of Tips and Tricks from Digital Tutors. This series of tutorials are a bit different than many of the other courses you'll find here at Digital Tutors. So I'll just take a moment to explain what to expect from this course. Rather than creating a single project, these tutorials are independent of each other, and contain a variety of instructors and software versions. So feel free to jump between tutorials and watch which ever one seems interesting. Another unique feature is this course doesn't have a single set of project files. The project files for this course are included on a per-tutorial-basis. So on each tutorial page, you'll see the download project files link if that tutorial comes with project files. Remember, the techniques taught in this course are mostly software version independent. So even if there's a newer version of the software, the core technique should still apply. So don't discount a tutorial even if it's not using the newest version. So with that, let's go ahead and start watching some tips and tricks.