Join Dariush Derakhshani for an in-depth discussion in this video The Sphere light, part of Learning V-Ray for Maya: A Professional Reference Guide.
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In this video, we're going to take a look at the VRay's Sphere Light.…Here in our oil rig scene, we have a rectangle light already creating, but I'm…going to go ahead and disable light simply by hiding it Ctrl + H.…Now that light, which you can see here in the outliner, is hidden.…Keep in mind the scale of the scene is in meters, and we have a rather large oil rig…that is 60 meters by 60 meters. This is important because the light…falloff for VRay is dependent on scale and size.…
Lets go ahead and create our VRay's Sphere Light through create Lights, VRay Sphere.…Now, place this sphere light at the origin.…Now, because we are in a very large scene measured in meters, this gives us a very…small locator size. Let's go ahead and snap that close to our…geometry here. That'll give us a chance to move it right over.…So, there's our sphere light, and that's how small it is in the face of this large scale.…
Let's see about moving it some place a little bit more friendly, and we'll render…it at its defaults and see what it can do in this corner of the oil rig.…
- What is V-Ray?
- V-Ray integration with Maya UI
- V-Ray lights and shaders
- Working with global illumination
- Object properties and render layers
- Creating passes and elements
- Rendering and optimizing
Skill Level Beginner
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1. Getting Started with V-Ray
What is V-Ray?2m 50s
2. V-Ray Lights
3. V-Ray Shaders
4. GI Methodology
5. V-Ray Object Properties and Render Layers
6. V-Ray Render Elements
7. Rendering and Optimizing
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