Optimize quality and speed with samples and Ray Depth
- [Instructor] Understanding the Arnold renderer settings…is essential to an efficient workflow.…The Arnold render settings give us a great deal of control…over how the render is processed.…Proper application of these settings…can optimize render times…by directing computing resources toward render components…that contribute most significantly to the final image.…In other words, we devote computing resources…to render components that have the most visual impact…or importance in the final render.…
Let's go ahead and open up the Render Settings window…and additionally, open up the Arnold Renderer tab,…and let's also open up the Arnold render view,…so we can see our changes in real time.…Arnold, Render.…We don't need the Display Settings panel,…we can hide that from the gear icon.…In the Render Settings the two most important sections…are Sampling and Ray Depth.…Let's go down here and open up Ray Depth also.…
In the Ray Depth section we control the number of times…rays are allowed to bounce in the scene.…For the individual components, such as Diffuse,…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Arnold rendering concepts
- Lighting with Maya and Arnold lights
- Controlling exposure
- Filtering light with Gobo
- Light attenuation with Decay
- Image-based lighting with Skydome
- Exterior daylight with Physical Sky
- Arnold Standard Surface material attributes
- Mapping material attributes
- Rendering refractions
- Mesh subdivision and displacement at render time
- Shading effects such as ambient occlusion and vertex color
- Camera effects such as fisheye and depth of field
- Animation image sequence rendering
Skill Level Intermediate
2. Studio Lighting
3. Natural and Environmental Lighting
4. Materials and Mapping
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