In this series of Maya tutorials, we will take in introductory look at the Viewport 2.0 tool set available in Maya. With Viewport 2.0, we can view high-quality lighting and shadows, real-time ambient occlusion, motion blur, and other effects directly within the Maya viewport. We will begin by discussing some of the benefits and limitations of Viewport 2.0. From there, we will light a scene using the Viewport 2.0 features, learn how to improve playback performance within the viewport, batch render animated sequences, and other topics that will be essential to understand as you begin using Viewport 2.0. Software required: Maya 2013.
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.