Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring light types, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 6 Lights and Rendering.
Let's take a look at the different types of lights that are available in Maya.…Now we can create lights using the Create menu, we have Create > Lights and we…have a number of basic types of lights here that we can create.…We can create an Ambient, Directional, Point, Spot, Area and a Volume Light.…Now you can get to these through this menu or if you want you can go to the…Rendering shelf and all of these lights will be right here.…
So let's take a look at some of the basic types of lights in Maya.…We are going to start off with the Spot light which is right there, so we can do…either select this button here or do Create > Lights > Spot Light.…Regardless, you will see that a little light comes up here, when I press my Move…button here, you'll see that I've got a light, and you can see that it's also…kind of cone shaped like a spot light.…Now probably the easiest way to see lights in Maya is to turn on lighting in the viewport.…
We want to use All Lights, which is also is a shortcut of 7, and once I do that…
- 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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