Just as in live action cinematography, lighting is an important 3D skill. Our Introduction To Lighting and Rendering Tutorial shows you how to produce realistic lighting effects within Maya.
From replicating fog to creating an evocative film noir atmosphere using contrasting light and shadow, you’ll learn how to control light sources and render creatively for maximum visual depth and impact.
Key techniques covered include Render Layers, Depth of Field, Camera Mapping, Photon Mapping, Reflections, Caustics and Ray Tracing. At the end of the course you’ll produce a final shot to a brief, lighting a scene to achieve a specific look and feel.
Course Breakdown Lighting and Shadows Ray Tracing and Depth of Field Final Gather and Image Based Lighting Render Layers and Compositing Photon Mapping and Caustics