Learn how to animate and render a professional-looking 3D space scene with Maya.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Lee Lanier, and welcome to VFX Techniques. In this course we'll take models of a spaceship and asteroid and animate them flying through space. We'll set up dynamic simulations by shattering the asteroids surface. We'll refine the simulations by adjusting fields and solvers. We'll see how to create custom render layers and navigate render passes for the space scene. We'll be covering all these features plus plenty of other tools and techniques. Now, let's get started.
- Animating the spaceship and asteroid
- Animating cameras to follow the action
- Setting key and fill lights
- Creating layers for the sun, stars, and planet
- Setting up shadow and lighting layers
- Creating mental ray render passes
- Exploding geometry in a dynamic simulation
- Attaching nParticle emitter to bodies
- Batch rendering render layers
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Getting Started
2. Animating the Shot
3. Lighting the Shot
4. Setting Up Render Layers
5. Dynamically Exploding Geometry
6. Adding a Particle Simulation
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