Beer glass scene creation

By: David James | Software: Maya 2017, Photoshop | Runtime: 6 hours and 24 minutes
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Beer glass scene creation

This tutorial contains a little bit of everything with modeling, UVing, texturing and dynamics in Maya, as well as compositing multilayered EXR's in Photoshop. We start by modeling the glass and UVing it, we then look at image based lighting and using Maya's sculpting tools to create the beer head. We look at displacement in Arnold and combining multiple displacement maps together into a single map. We also cover particle based systems in Maya for dynamic bubbles. This tutorial will give you an overview of the entire pipeline. Finally we look at splitting the image into render passes in Arnold, as well as render layers for masking. Great project for beginners if you want to see a scene like this broken into its component parts.

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  • Lesson Pack 01 0. Introduction - Course Overview
  • Lesson Pack 01 1. Creating the basic glass and handle shapes
  • Lesson Pack 01 2. Combining the handle and glass together as one object
  • Lesson Pack 01 3. Image based lighting and basic glass material setup
  • Lesson Pack 01 4. Fast techniques for UV mapping
  • Lesson Pack 02 5. Creating the liquid object and material
  • Lesson Pack 02 6. Using the sculpting tools in Maya to create the beer head
  • Lesson Pack 02 7. Creating and joining together multiple files for the base diffuse texture
  • Lesson Pack 03 8. Creating the beer mat
  • Lesson Pack 03 9. Creating bump and spec maps
  • Lesson Pack 03 10. Displacement in Arnold the basics
  • Lesson Pack 04 11. Using nParticles to create bubbles
  • Lesson Pack 04 12. UV mapping the beer head and baking file textures for use in Photoshop
  • Lesson Pack 04 13. Creating custom brushes in Photoshop and painting the displacement for the beer head
  • Lesson Pack 05 14. Creating the beer head layered materials
  • Lesson Pack 05 15. Creating and combining multiple displacement maps
  • Lesson Pack 05 16. Layered materials for opacity mapping and frosted glass
  • Lesson Pack 06 17. Creating additional lighting and Depth of field
  • Lesson Pack 06 18. Arnold's AOV system and non standard AOV's, using multilayer EXR's in Photoshop
  • Lesson Pack 06 19. Render Layers to create masks from both objects and textures

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