Lighting La Ruelle is an outdoor illumination eBook that focuses on lighting a base scene under very different atmospheric conditions. The tutorial covers how to build a light rig and set up the renderer to portray an environment, which includes fog/mist, sunrise/sunset, moonlight, midday sun and overcast.
Throughout the five chapters Andrzej Sykut provides a step-by-step account of how the scene can be transformed into one of the above environments, encompassing a range of techniques that will present a comprehensive insight into both lighting and rendering exterior scenes.
Gnomon - Archviz Rendering in Mental Ray with Alex Sandri | 456 MB
Mental Ray Importons and Irradiance Particles rendering algorithm, is a novel approach to compute global illumination based on importance sampling, which tends to converge much faster to a desirable quality than the existing solutions like global illumination photon tracing combined with final gathering. Everybody seems to agree that this Mental Ray rendering algorithm, represent the future of 3d Rendering and is still in the Optimization Phase. In this tutorial I have explained a few different approach \"workflows\" to present the user with more choices in terms of light mood and render times output.