Creating light beams with participating media


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Creating light beams with participating media

Participating Media refers to the effect of light streaming through a medium such as dust, or fog, or some kind of cloud that's creating that wonderful effect of streaming rays of light coming in through a window. mental ray has a special setup that can allow you to create a very realistic volumetric light effect or Participating Media effect, and I am going to show you the basics of how to set that up. So we have our scene here which is our dining room, and we have a little skylight here.

I have added a simple directional light that is going to have the light coming through this window right here. I have also blocked off the windows. So I just have added some geometry here and applied just a regular Lambert shader to the geometry, because I just want to focus right now on the light coming through the skylight. I am not going to worry about these lights right now. I just want to focus on that. So there are number of steps that you will need to take in order to set up this effect. So I&#...

Creating light beams with participating media
Video duration: 10m 9s 4h 56m Intermediate

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Creating light beams with participating media 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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3D + Animation Photography
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