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Top 10 Rendering Tips for Maya Artists

by Kyle Green

In this series of Maya tutorials, we will talk about several concepts and tools that will help you get the most out of your Maya renders. Software required: Maya 2013.

What you'll learn

In this series of Maya tutorials, we will talk about several concepts and tools that will help you get the most out of your Maya renders. Maya has a number of features that, when used properly, can yield huge gains in render speed and in render quality. Many of these concepts are critically important in order to get proper lighting results in your renders. This series of tutorials will discuss topics like scene scale and why it's such an important part of your rendering and lighting setup. We'll learn how a linear workflow can be used to achieve much more realistic lighting results; we'll learn the entire process of rendering and compositing with motion vector information to create instantaneous motion-blurring effects, and we'll cover many additional tools and techniques that will be useful in almost any rendering project that you encounter. 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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