Learn how to direct the intensity and softness of a spot light.
- [Instructor] The Arnold attributes are available…within standard Maya lights.…Let's create a Maya spotlight…to act as the key illumination in this shot.…It will represent the sunlight streaming through…an open window behind the camera here.…To isolate the effect of that key light,…let's turn off the back light,…select the area light in the scene…and open up the attribute editor…if it's not already open, use control A,…and just turn off, illuminates by default.…
Next we'll create the Maya spotlight,…we can do that from the Arnold menu.…Arnold, lights, Maya spotlight.…And it will be created at the origin…and once again, very small.…In the spotlight shape,…go into the object display section…and set the locator scale to 50.…Now we can see that light cone.…We want sunlight to have no decay.…The illumination from the sun is going to be constant…and in the spotlight attributes,…the decay is set to no decay,…but the Arnold settings will override that.…
Let's go down here into Arnold,…hoping that the Arnold section,…and in there we have another decay,…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Arnold rendering concepts
- Lighting with Maya and Arnold lights
- Controlling exposure
- Filtering light with Barndoor and Gobo
- Light attenuation with decay
- Image-based lighting with SkyDome
- Exterior daylight with Physical Sky
- Arnold standard material attributes
- Mapping material attributes
- Rendering refractions
- Mesh subdivision and displacement at render time
- Shading effects such as ambient occlusion and vertex color
- Camera effects such as fisheye and depth of field
- Animation image sequence rendering
Skill Level Intermediate
Rendering refraction4m 56s
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