Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the Render Settings window, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 6 Lights and Rendering.
Let's first take a look at the Render Settings window.…This is kind of the Grand Central Station of rendering.…All of your rendering parameters are included in this window.…So we can get to it in one of two places.…We can go to Window > Rendering Editors > Render Settings or you can press this…little icon here and that's usually how I get into the window.…Now once we're in the Render Settings window, you'll see that we have two…options up here, which layer are we rendering and we'll get into the…Render Layers in a bit.…
We can also choose which renderer we're using.…So this is a pulldown list of all the different renderers.…We're going to stick with Maya Software for now, which is the default, and down…here we're going to have a number of different tabs.…Now this may change depending upon which renderer you have selected.…So for example, if I select the Maya Hardware renderer, this will change.…If I select mental ray, it will change again.…So each renderer has its own set of tabs.…But every single renderer has this common tab and we're going to go through that right now.…
- Adjusting the Render Settings menu
- Adding depth map and raytrace shadows
- Understanding the principle of light decay
- Creating cameras
- Using Motion Blur in Maya and mental ray
- Using Final Gather for natural illumination
- Rendering transparent materials with caustics
- Batching rendering
Skill Level Beginner
1. Maya Rendering
2. Lights and Lighting Types in Maya
3. Understanding Cameras
4. Advanced Rendering with mental ray
5. Final Output
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