Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the Maya Software renderer settings, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 6 Lights and Rendering.
By default, Maya uses the Maya Software renderer and this is a pretty good renderer.…It can be used for a lot of different things.…So let's take a look at the render settings for this.…I'm going to go into my Render Settings window.…I'm going to make sure that my Maya Software renderer is set as the renderer, and…when I do that, you'll see a tab come up for Maya Software.…Now the Maya Software renderer has a couple of different tabs that we can use to…determine the render quality and how it renders.…
Now by default, we actually only have low quality anti-aliasing and the Quality…is called Custom, but we have a preset here for a basic quality settings.…So typically when you're doing test renders you may want to do something such…as Preview quality, which just gives enough quality to see how it's going to…render without taking a lot of render time, but we can also go up to…Intermediate or Production quality.…It typically will set this at Production quality for the final render and this…will also set what's called the edge anti-aliasing to the Highest quality.…
- 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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