Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Lights and lighting types in Maya, part of Maya 2015 Essential Training.
…Rendering in Maya is a lot like…photography and with photography you're working with light.…So, mya has a number of different types…of lights it can use to illuminate your scene.…Now by default mya has, a kind of a default light, in the scene.…And so if you don't do anything you do have light.…So if I have this spaceship here, and I just render it.…I'll get the default Maya lighting.…And this is good for if you're modeling or doing textures.…But if you really want to light the scene, you need to use the.…
Lights that are within Maya.…Now, we can get to do these in one of two places,…on our rendering shelf here we have all of our standard lights here.…We can also go into the create menu and go into lights.…And so let's go ahead and pull off this menu so we can reference them by name.…Now probably the most commonly used light is the spot light.…So if I create this, you can see…that basically it looks like a little spot light.…So if I select this and I move it up, I can zoom in here.…
You can see that it’s basically a little cone with an…
- Getting familiar with the Maya interface
- Creating hierarchies and layers
- Creating polygonal objects
- Working with subdivision surfaces
- Extruding a mesh
- Smoothing geometry
- Lofting and extruding with the NURBS curves tools
- Converting NURBS to polygons
- Creating and applying texture maps
- Applying UV mapping
- Adding lights and cameras to a scene
- Creating realistic effects such as depth of field
- Batch rendering
- Animating in Maya
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started in Maya 2015
2. Organizing Maya Scenes
3. Creating Polygonal Models
4. Editing Meshes
5. Refining Meshes
6. NURBS Modeling Techniques
7. Refining NURBS Models
8. Creating Materials
9. Applying Textures
10. Rendering in Maya
11. Animating in Maya
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