Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Rendering a preview, part of Animating a Landscape with VUE.
- [Voiceover] Now that we have some animation,…let's render a preview.…And we can scrub through that preview…directly in the timeline.…It'll be a lot faster than rendering a full animation,…and it'll be a lot rougher,…but it will give us an idea of what our shot will look like.…And down here on the timeline,…we've got the Generate Preview button.…Right-click on that button to access the preview options.…And all I want to do is set the frame rate…to 3 frames per second instead of 5.…Click OK.…
Then render the preview…simply by clicking on the Film Roll icon.…Depending upon the complexity of your scene,…it may take quite a while to render the preview.…This one took a couple of minutes.…Once it's finished, it starts playing automatically.…And we can stop the timeline in order to stop the playback.…And in order to see this a little bit better,…I can expand the timeline up a bit…and minimize the Main Camera view.…Make that smaller.…
And we want to focus our attention on the lower left corner…of all of these thumbnails.…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
Realistic skies and lighting are achieved with the VUE photometric spectral atmosphere model. This course covers adding animation to plants, water, and clouds with procedural wind effects. Aaron also shows how to create camera movement by employing the Timeline's intuitive tools, including animation and curve editing. Rendering many animation frames poses challenges not experienced with still image rendering, and so the course concludes with key strategies for optimizing the balance between image quality and rendering time.
- Laying out the scene
- Importing and sculpting models
- Adding water, plants and clouds
- Directing sunlight and atmosphere
- Customizing exposure and tone mapping
- Building procedural materials
- Working in the Function Graph
- Automatic and manual keyframing
- Editing splines in the Animation Graph
- Adding wind
- Keyframing the atmosphere
- Optimizing render settings for animation
Skill Level Intermediate
3ds Max 2016 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross10h 44m Beginner
3ds Max 2017 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross9h 50m Appropriate for all
1. Scene Layout
4. Animation and Rendering
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