Top 10 Rendering Tips for Maya Artists

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.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2012
Duration
1h 39m
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Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Sep 1, 2012
Duration
1h 39m
Description

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
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
Hi, I'm Kyle with Digital-Tutors, an Autodesk Authorized Publisher. In this series of lessons, we'll talk about several concepts and tools that'll help you get the most out of your Maya renders. So Maya has a number of features that whenever used properly can give us huge gains in both the speed and in the quality of our renders. So some of these concepts you'll see are going to be critically important in order to get proper lighting results in your renders. So we'll discuss things like scene scale and why it is such an important part of your rendering and lighting setup. We'll learn about linear workflow and how it 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, as well as lots of other tools and techniques that you're going to find useful in almost every rendering project that you encounter. So with that, let's go ahead and get started in our next lesson.