Applying physical light shaders


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Applying physical light shaders

The physical light shader is a special mental ray shader you can apply to Maya lights to get more realistic behavior from the lighting in your scene. I'm going to demonstrate how you can use this to create a nice lighting effect for this very simple scene. I'm going to create a point light and use the Move tool to drag it up. And in this scene, I have very simple geometric objects in an enclosed room, and I have a little lamp here. And the lamp is just a very simple stand and a lampShade.

So I'm going to take this pointLight that I've just created, and I'll switch to the top view, so I can easily position it. I'm pressing 4 to switch to Wireframe. And here's my pointLight. I'm going to position it in the center of the light, switch back to the Perspective view and pull it down, so that it's in the center of the shade. I'll press 5 to switch back to Shaded view. I'm going to go to the pointLightShape1 tab and change a few settings. So the first one I...

Applying physical light shaders
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Applying physical light 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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