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Digital-Tutors : Introduction to Lighting in Maya 2012
Digital-Tutors : Introduction to Lighting in Maya 2012 1 hrs. 46 min. |Released on June 1, 2011 |Project Files Included (22 MB) Required Software: Maya 2012 and up
In this collection of lessons we will learn about the essential lighting tools and features found in Maya.
Understanding how the various lighting tools in Maya work and behave is a very important skill for anyone who is getting started with this 3D application. In this series of lessons, we will discuss the different types of 3D lights found in Maya, and methods for easily aiming and controlling your lights. We will also explore some of the specialized attributes found in certain light types, we will discuss the different types of shadows available in Maya, we will see how we can add depth and mood to our scenes though the use of volumetric light rays, as well as many other lighting tools and concepts that will help you establish a solid foundation in Maya.
17 videos in this course
1. Introduction and project overview 2. Overview of various light types 3. Understanding common attributes of Maya lights 4. Essential attributes of Maya spot lights 5. Methods for easily aiming lights in Maya 6. Using the Show Manipulator Tool in Maya 7. Exploring the Barn Doors feature of spot lights 8. Working with ambient lights in Maya 9. Using Depth Map shadows in Maya 10. Rendering Ray Trace shadows in Maya 11. Controlling the Render Stats of Maya objects 12. Light and shadow linking in Maya 13. Creating volumetric light fog in Maya 14. Creating light glows and lens flares in Maya 15. Using gobos in Maya 16. Controlling reflection and refraction depth in Maya 17. Simulating illuminated light sources in Maya