Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 10-06-2006, 10:16 PM   #16
dilberts
Registered User
 
dilberts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 368
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

If there's one critique I'd make, it'd be to get rid of the HDRI completely. It seems like everyone immediately uses HDRI's to render EVERYTHING, with no regard for lighting techniques, and the fact is, unless you're really careful, HDRI's just make your model look fake.

Pick up "Digital Lighting and Rendering", by Jeremy Birn. It'll steer you in the right direction for lighting techniques. If you look at real car commercials in print, 99% of the time it's a sexy, clean look, with flowing highlights, and no ugly reflections. If you try to mimic that look, the human eye automatically perceives the model as more real. HDRI reflections are often too distracting.

That being said, if you must use an HDRI, try to make it in context. Check out this link for examples of excelent HDRI use. Most of these pictures are modeled in Maya, and rendered with the PURE hardware card.

http://www.artvps.com/gallery/2/auto...ngineering.htm
dilberts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2006, 11:17 PM   #17
gster123
Moderator
 
gster123's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Manchester Uk
Posts: 6,300
Thanks: 1
Thanked 51 Times in 45 Posts
Default

Cheers dilberts, gonna have to check that out, I try and try to get good studio lighting to no avail.
gster123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2006, 10:49 PM   #18
tramp
Registered User
 
tramp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

100% cool wow man i would just wish to do somethin like that. very nice ,very very nice man
tramp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2006, 10:49 AM   #19
13th_resident
Subscriber
 
13th_resident's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: London
Posts: 703
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

its 110 percent cool dilberts. :attn:
__________________
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice!!
13th_resident is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-07-2006, 09:52 AM   #20
Redmer
Subscriber
 
Redmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Holland
Posts: 139
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

dilberts?
__________________
------------------- WIP ------------------


--------------- Finished Work -------------
Apache Helicopter
Armoured Personal Unit
Apache Finished
Ferrari 360
Mech
Redmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-08-2006, 07:11 PM   #21
marlonjohn
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,937
Thanks: 0
Thanked 8 Times in 8 Posts
Default

wow greatttttt work! first one was abit to shiny and had alot of reflextion but the others very very good.. :p
marlonjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ferrari Enzo hummlas Work In Progress 20 12-01-2011 05:42 PM

Thread Tools





A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.