lighting tutorials in maya

Set up lights to diffuse the light from your key lights across the surface of your models.
 Sun, lights above, spot lights, etc.
 It's possible it's just lighting you set up for a beauty shot there, but try to think of it like how you might light it in real life.When a ray strikes an object, a series of secondary rays are diverted at random angles to calculate the light energy contribution from surrounding objects, which is then evaluated during the ray tracing process to add the effect of the bounced light.02, i then hit that little blue dial button by the light two times until I get to this tool, which lets me adjust the Cone Angle and then click it once again to adjust the Penumbra Angle of the light ( I could.Actually, here's what the help menu describes it at, which explains it better than I probably will: With Final Gather, rays are first cast from the light (rather than from the camera, as with simple ray tracing).Hi, I'm Eric Keller and welcome to Maya 2011 Lighting and Rendering in mental envy code r font ray.Your key light is your main light source.Display, show All Show Less, see complete table of contents.Aziz Khan, Afghanistan, hello everyone and welcome to (Understanding Lights in Maya) tutorial series, well in this tutorial series we will explore Maya's default light options for every and each light in the list, this tutorial series will be in 4 parts including exercise tutorial.Creating realistic lighting in Maya is best achieved using the mental ray plug-in that comes bundled with Maya.We'll look at direct lighting and how it differs from indirect lighting.Three-Point Lighting, i will start off on the concept of 3-point lighting, as I understand. The three light points are typically referred to as Key, Fill and Back. We will cover this all again when we start lighting, but first we have an overview.
The difference in ray tracing from final gather is that ray tracing the rays come from the camera and go to the object.
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01, first, I will use a spot light, and then soften up the fall off.
This basically turns every object into a light source so each object in a scene influences the color of its surroundings as in the real world.Before starting this course, you'll need to be comfortable with the basics of working in the Maya interface.Shadow rays if I recall correctly is how many samples Mental Ray takes. A lower shadow ray setting will be grainy and a higher shadow ray limit will be softer and smoother. For now, keep it low while you're testing but for your final render.04, we're going to use final gather to render this.This is hopefully a tutorial covering some basics of lighting in Maya, utilising Mental Ray. I made this tutorial for someone in a forum and tried to replicate their scene to better show them how to control their lighting. So while I wish I had.Then we'll dive into using mental ray render passes and render layers for efficient compositing.