Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Using Final Gathering for natural lighting, part of Maya 2013 Essential Training: 6 Lights and Rendering.
One of the big advantages of mental ray is that it allows you to create what's…called indirect lighting.…Now in the most basic form, indirect lighting is bounce lighting.…So if you shine a light at a wall, the wall will bounce some light back into the room.…Now typically, we can't simulate this unless we have something like mental ray…which has options that allow us to do this sort of lighting.…So let's take a look at how this works.…I've got a basic scene here and I want to make sure that I'm lighting using mental ray.…
And under Indirect Lighting, we have an option here called Final Gathering and…this is the first step in creating bounce lighting.…Now I'm going to keep this off for just a second and let's just do a render of the scene.…Now this scene has two lights;…it has one light shining through the window, it's a spotlight, and then we have…a point light up here just illuminating the scene in a general way.…So I'm going to make sure I'm in my Camera 1 Viewport and let's go ahead and render this.…
- 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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