After having made some tweks to the look and feel of our materials, we really need to take a look now at our scenes lighting as working with render elements in a compositing based pipeline can open up some very powerful re-lighting options for us. Here we will focus on making changes using our Vraylightselect elements.
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- [Voiceover] Having already applied a few tweaks…to our main doll's materials,…we're going to start the second round of alterations…by taking a look at the lighting.…Specifically, the key light,…because at this moment in time,…I feel that too much of the scene…is receiving illumination from it.…Indeed, as we look at the image…that we saved in the previous exercise,…we notice that whilst the main doll herself…is being nicely lit by the key,…both the background dolls,…and to a lesser extent, the particles,…appear to be receiving way too much illumination from it.…In fact, if we access the framebuffer dropdown,…and come to the Vray light selector key element,…we see just how accurate that assumption is.…
To help fix this, let's first of all select…all of our main doll's geometry,…and create a new selection set for it…called Main Doll.…Over in the Scene Explorer,…let's then select the key light,…and from the Command panel's Modify tab,…open up the Exclude dialog.…From the selection set's dropdown,…let's grab the new set that we have just created,…
- What is V-Ray RT?
- Using RT as an ActiveShade renderer
- Taking the options further
- Setting up a V-Ray RT project in 3ds Max
- Adding geometry and cameras
- Creating animation with V-Ray RT
- Setting up a particle system and deflectors
- Adding lighting
- Texturing and adding materials
- Adding render elements
- Adjusting render element parameters
- Compositing in After Effects
Skill Level Intermediate
Up and Running with mental ray in 3ds Maxwith Brian Bradley4h 7m Intermediate
Creating Product Shots in 3ds Maxwith Aaron F. Ross3h 25m Intermediate
1. Introduction to V-Ray RT
2. Project—Setting Up the Scene
3. Project—Creating Animation
4. Project—Setting up the Lighting
5. Project—Working with Materials
6. Project—Working with V-Ray RT & Render Elements
7. Project—Compositing in After Effects
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