Generate caustic effects V-Ray 2.0 for Maya


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Generating caustic effects

For objects rendered in a 3D application to take on a genuine level of believability in the viewer's mind, they need to interact correctly with the environments around them. Adding real-world lighting effects such as caustics can oftentimes make all the difference in the world when it comes to creating a believable shot. That's why in this video we are going to look at using photon mapping to generate caustic effects in our Maya and V-Ray scenes. Now first of all, we want to make certain that we have viewing our scene through the correct camera, we have a Caustics Camera already set up, so if we just go and choose that from our menu system.

And of course if we just make certain that we select our camera, in case we want to do any work with it. In this particular instance that is highly unlikely as the Caustic effects are, well they really are lighting and not an in-camera effect. We now need a caustic generating material of course if we come up to the Window menu, if we come to t...

Generating caustic effects
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Generating caustic effects provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Brian Bradley as part of the V-Ray 2.0 for Maya Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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V-Ray
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