SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.


SM Forums / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / Lighting is a harsh basket!

Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge Please post in this section ONLY if your question doesn't fit in anywhere else on the forum, or if you're not sure which section it's relevant to. We also have Free streaming trial available.

Join the conversation. Reply to post
 
Thread Tools
30-11-2011, 10:41 AM   #1
Anamorphicman
Newbee to Maya
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 7
Lighting is a harsh basket!
Hi All,

I'm having problems rendering out the same lighting that i see and like in my Maya Scene. Could someone give me a slap with the reliant fish and point me in the right direction please. Here are some visuals..

Viewport 2.0

Render preview

Output


HELP!
__________________
keep it Anamorphic.

Last edited by Anamorphicman; 30-11-2011 at 10:45 AM. Reason: image fail
  Reply with quote
30-11-2011, 11:10 AM   #2
SilverFeather
Noober than noob
 
SilverFeather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 520
Quote:
Hi All,

I'm having problems rendering out the same lighting that i see and like in my Maya Scene. Could someone give me a slap with the reliant fish and point me in the right direction please. Here are some visuals..

Viewport 2.0

Render preview

Output


HELP!
From what I've noticed with lights so far, they don't look exactly like in Viewport when rendered. Unless you check the option to see shadows on it. If you want the light to look exactly like in viewport, you could direct the light source towards the surface of the mesh so that it shines that way and the emitted shadows don't go all over the mesh.
If that's not the problem and the light is pointed at it, increase the light's shine.
  Reply with quote
30-11-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
Anamorphicman
Newbee to Maya
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Birmingham UK
Posts: 7
Cheers SilverFeather, the light are ambient not spots. I'll give it a go just turning them up a bit. is there a way to se what your getting without rendering out? i know about 6&7 toggling views but is there a better more trustworthy way?
__________________
keep it Anamorphic.
  Reply with quote
30-11-2011, 11:39 AM   #4
SilverFeather
Noober than noob
 
SilverFeather's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 520
Quote:
Cheers SilverFeather, the light are ambient not spots. I'll give it a go just turning them up a bit. is there a way to se what your getting without rendering out? i know about 6&7 toggling views but is there a better more trustworthy way?
Just use HQ rendering in viewport to see the exact quality. I think you have to rely on this one to see what it will look like in rendering. Other than that, I don't know what to do if it still won't render the same.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ScreenShot275.png
Views:	71
Size:	34.0 KB
ID:	49636   Click image for larger version

Name:	ScreenShot276.png
Views:	67
Size:	119.8 KB
ID:	49637  
Attached Images
 

Last edited by SilverFeather; 30-11-2011 at 11:52 AM.
  Reply with quote
30-11-2011, 02:01 PM   #5
daverave
The thin red line
 
daverave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: England
Posts: 4,472
Check out some of the free lighting tutorial here............dave
__________________


Avatar Challenge Winner 2010
  Reply with quote
30-11-2011, 05:55 PM   #6
Gen
Super Moderator
 
Gen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: South FL
Posts: 3,518
Well that's why there's a need for test rendering, software and hardware renders will look different. In this case, you could make use of the IPR feature.
__________________
- Genny
__________________
::|| My CG Blog ||::
::|| My Maya FAQ ||::
  Reply with quote
Reply

Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Lighting from around a corner (MR) Antonin Ganner Lighting & Rendering 1 08-12-2013 02:00 AM
Physically Accurate Lighting in Mental Ray - Error Message MrYeti Simply Maya Tutorials 2 16-08-2013 10:33 PM
Lighting - how to set up good lighting watson421 Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 2 11-07-2006 08:49 PM
Vertex Lighting? j5ive Lighting & Rendering 5 28-03-2006 02:27 PM
Lighting sugestions? junkyBob Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge 13 16-03-2005 07:37 PM