Applying portal light shaders


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Applying portal light shaders

The mental ray Portal Light shader is a special shader that you can apply on lights to help improve the quality, decrease the render time when rendering effects like light coming through windows into a room, hence the name Portal Light. So in this scene here, I have my basic room set up and to keep things simple I have applied to a Lambert shader to the windows to make the windows opaque. So these windows won't allow any light coming through there. So we can just focus on the effect of the light coming through these skylights here.

I'm going to create a Physical Sun and Sky network to simulate sunlight coming in through this skylight here. So what I will do is I will go to the Render Settings window, and in the Indirect Lighting tab, I'm going to click on the Create Physical Sun and Sky button. This is going to automatically turn on Final Gathering. So I can close this window now. I will select my sunDirection node and use the Move tool just to position it in the scene, so I ...

Applying portal light shaders
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Applying portal 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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