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In this course, author Adam Crespi takes you through the full production pipeline for lighting, rendering, and compositing the exterior of a house in 3ds Max. First he'll show you how to create mental ray materials like wood, metal, and glass; customize the Daylight system for realistic daytime lighting; and adjust the lighting for dusk and nighttime shots with photometric lights. Then he'll render the scenes, optimizing and styling the bounced light with Global Illumination and Final Gather. Finally, Adam takes the image into post, adding the final polish required at the end of the pipeline with Nuke and After Effects.
Hi, I'm Adam Crespi. And welcome to Rendering Exteriors in Autodesk 3ds Max. In this course, we'll look at a full pipeline for lighting, rendering and compositing the exterior of a house. I'll start by showing you how to create Mental Ray materials using the Mental Ray rendering engine. Then I'll show how to create both the Mental Ray daylight system and customize it, as well as dusk or night lighting, using photometric lights. We'll see how to render our scenes, optimizing and stylizing our bounced light, using global lumination and final gather.
Finally, we'll take our rendered imagery into both Adobe After Effects and the Foundary's Nuke. For putting the final polish on, in a compositing and post-centric pipeline. We'll be covering all these features, plus plenty of other tools and techniques. Now let's get started with exterior rendering in Autodesk 3ds Max.
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