The Arnold renderer in Maya makes photorealism easier than ever. Learn to light, shade, and render using powerful Arnold tools.
- [Aaron] Hi, I'm Aaron F. Ross, and I'm pleased to welcome you to this course on Arnold rendering in Maya. Arnold is the new high-end rendering engine in Maya 2017. It's a physically based renderer that excels at photorealism while also enabling non-physical artistic effects. We'll see how to apply studio lighting, image-based lighting, and exterior daylight. The Arnold Standard material is a versatile all-purpose physical shader and we'll employ it for a variety of materials.
The course concludes with a look at camera and rendering tools to output various types of imagery, such as fish eye distortion, spherical environment panoramas, and animation image sequences. The combination of Maya and Arnold is a powerful one, so let's begin our exploration of Arnold rendering in Maya.
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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