Creating render layers


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Creating render layers

There are a few different ways to create render layers in a Maya scene. I have my basic textured room with some simple lighting. I am going to create some render layers here. So the first thing I am going to do is I am going to open up the Channel Box, and you'll see that I have my three different layer types: Display, Render, and Animation. I am only concerned with Render at this point, so I'll click on this tab. You'll see under the tab that there is a defaultRenderlayer listed. This always exists in Maya scenes, and it contains everything in the scene, all the objects and geometry.

So if I want to create a new Render layer, I can go Layers > Create Empty Layer, and I'll see layer1 appear. Maybe I can name this something like litRoom. If I want to delete it, I could just right-click over it and do Delete. It won't allow me to delete because I have the layer selected. So I'll select this defaultlayer, and now right-click, and go Delete, and now the layer is gone....

Creating render layers
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Creating render layers 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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