Essential Lighting in Maya

By: SimplyMaya | Software: Maya 2011 | Runtime: 2 hours and 30 minutes
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Essential Lighting in Maya

In this beginner tutorial we cover the basics for getting started with lights in Maya. We look at different light types, with focus on the spot light. Topics covered include shadows, decay and light linking. We also look at how to create a three-point lighting setup with spot lights, and integrate 3D objects onto 2D backgrounds.

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Lesson breakdown

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  • Lesson Pack 01 1. Working with Lights in Maya
  • Lesson Pack 01 2. Common Light Attributes
  • Lesson Pack 02 3. Light Linking
  • Lesson Pack 03 4. Spot Lights
  • Lesson Pack 04 5. Cookies
  • Lesson Pack 05 6. Light Decay & Intensity Curves
  • Lesson Pack 06 7. Depth Map Shadows
  • Lesson Pack 07 8. Raytraced Shadows
  • Lesson Pack 08 9. Shadow Linking
  • Lesson Pack 09 10. Maya Shaders & Lights
  • Lesson Pack 010 11. Three-Point Lighting
  • Lesson Pack 011 12. Point & Ambient Lights
  • Lesson Pack 012 13. Volume Lights
  • Lesson Pack 013 14. Area Lights

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