Course info
Aug 4, 2010
2h 55m

In this Maya tutorial we will explore a variety of techniques for creating realistic lighting which can also convey a sense of mood and atmosphere within Maya. Throughout these lessons we will learn how to use lights and shading network modifications to create the appearance of real light sources, as well as using lights to call attention to particular areas of our scene. This course will be placing emphasis on efficient rendering practices, and some guidelines that you can use in your day-to-day work to help your renders proceed as quickly as possible. We will also take some time to learn how volume primitives and 3D textures in Maya can be used to create complex volumetric effects within our scene. Software required: Maya 2011.

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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