Adding light with shaders


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Adding light with shaders

One of the more interesting aspects of working with Final Gathering and rendering with mental ray is that light objects, objects with shaders that have an incandescent value, can actually add light to a render without the help of any other direct lighting. So, to demonstrate this, I'm using this simple animation of a lava lamp. I have my lava lamp in the scene, and if I scrub on the timeline, you can see that these little guys are animated, moving around inside the lamp. So, I'm going to go to my Render Settings window. That's Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings.

The first thing I'm going to do is go to the Common tab and turn off the default light. I'm turning this off, so there are no extra lights affecting the scene. So if I create a render now, I should see basically a dark room. There is nothing in here, because there is no lighting. So now, the next thing is go to the Indirect Lighting tab. I'm going to turn on Final Gathering. These are the d...

Adding light with shaders
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Adding light with shaders provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

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