Rendering RealFlow Meshes in Maya

In this course we will learn how to use a variety of lighting and shading tools in mental ray to simulate the appearance of realistic liquid materials. Software required: Maya 2009 and up.
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
53m
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Description
Course info
Level
Advanced
Updated
Aug 4, 2009
Duration
53m
Description

In this course we will learn how to use a variety of lighting and shading tools in mental ray to simulate the appearance of realistic liquid materials. In this series of lessons, we will guide you through the process of using mental ray to realistically render RealFlow geometry within Maya. We will begin this process by learning how to import your mesh sequences from RealFlow into Maya and placing primary illumination sources. From there we will use the mental ray Architectural Materials to create realistic, refractive liquid, and discuss some very important settings to be aware of when using these shaders. Finally, we will create refractive caustic patterns that can add a high level of realism to the final render. Getting the proper look for your final renders will require a lot of troubleshooting and adjustments of many different attributes. Through these lessons, we will address many of these common problems that you will run into and how they can be resolved, allowing you to achieve the desired result in a much sorter amount of time. Software required: Maya 2009 and up.

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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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
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