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Rendering Exteriors in Maya

Course Summary

Learn how to render the exterior of a building with both day and night lighting rigs using Maya, and composite the final scene in Nuke and After Effects.       


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    Course Syllabus

     Introduction
       Welcome
       What you should know before watching this course
       Using the exercise files
    1. Creating Exterior Materials
       Assessing the design possibilities
       Forming paint colors and sheen levels
       Making brick and concrete sparkle
       Adding subtle detail to wood and siding
       Polishing metals
       Adding luster to glasses
       Converting paint effects for mental ray
    2. Rendering in Daylight
       Creating the Daylight system and positioning the sun
       Softening the sun and shadows
       Adjusting the Photographic Exposure for stylized imagery
       Lighting using HDR imagery in the Daylight system
       Adding extra lights for glossy surfaces
    3. Lighting Night and Dusk Shots
       Casting light from exterior fixtures
       Lighting interior spaces for night
       Creating a low sun with a directional light
       Adjusting luminous and lit surfaces
       Fine-tuning the Photographic Exposure
    4. Adjusting Rendering Settings
       Rendering and optimizing rendering
       Fine-tuning Final Gather for speed
       Pushing Global Illumination values for visual impact
       Stylizing the bounced lighting
    5. Lighting and Rendering Additional Passes for Compositing
       Creating an ambient-occlusion override material
       Creating an ambient-occlusion rendering pass with custom materials
       Lighting a custom specular pass for sparkle
       Setting up custom masks for compositing flexibility
       Ambient occlusion for plants
       Rendering the image passes
    6. Compositing and Post Effects in Nuke
       Importing the imagery and arranging the layers
       Setting blending modes and adjusting opacity
       Fine-tuning color using rendered masks
       Adding depth of field
       Putting on the final polish with glinting highlights and glow
       Adding quick clouds and sky
       Rendering the composited images
    7. Compositing and Post Effects in After Effects
       Importing the imagery and arranging the layers
       Setting blending modes and adjusting opacity
       Fine-tuning color using rendered masks
       Adding depth of field
       Putting on the final polish with glinting highlights and glow
       Adding quick clouds and sky
       Rendering the composited animation
    Conclusion
       Next steps


Course Fee:
USD 25

Course Type:

Self-Study

Course Status:

Active

Workload:

5 - 6 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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