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Rendering Flicker-Free Final Gather in Maya

by Kyle Green

In this series of Maya tutorials, we will explore a number of techniques that we can use in Maya to help eliminate the flickering problems that we often encounter whenever rendering with Final Gather. Software required: Maya 2013.

What you'll learn

In this series of Maya tutorials, we will explore a number of techniques that we can use in Maya to help eliminate the flickering problems that we often encounter whenever rendering with Final Gather. This flickering is an extremely common problem that can be difficult to fix. We will begin this course by exploring the mechanics of the final gather solution and explaining why this flickering is just a natural part of the final gathering process. From there, we will learn a number of ways in which we can start fixing the problem, using specialized final gather solutions for stationary objects in your scene, tips to avoid flickering when using image-based lighting, using specialized mental ray Production Shaders to help eliminate final gather flickering, and many additional tips and workflows to help you create flicker free final gather in Maya. Software required: Maya 2013.

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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