Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
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 12-02-2007, 02:26 PM   #16
jali
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 544
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Originally posted by NeoStrider
well, a three-point lighting setup is typical in showcasing single models. you use a key light, around 45 degrees from the front of your model with shadows turned on. then on the opposite side, a fill light with a lower intensity with no shadows turned on. then directly behind your model, a backlight, to create a rim (which helps to define the shape of your model against the black background). these should be spotlights or point lights. stray away from directional or area lights for this lighting setup.

at the same time, you could just go into the attribute editor of your camera, under the environment tab change the background color, and then render in mental ray with final gather turned on.
thanks for the info, i'll try it
jali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 03:27 PM   #17
jali
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 544
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

hi
NeoStrider i did what you said here's a pic
Attached Thumbnails
 
jali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 03:33 PM   #18
NeoStrider
Registered User
 
NeoStrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Cleveland, Ohio (USA)
Posts: 1,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Default

it's certainly an improvement. is it a black mask?
__________________
Accept no substitutions.
NeoStrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 03:35 PM   #19
jali
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 544
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Originally posted by NeoStrider
it's certainly an improvement. is it a black mask?
hi
yeah its a black mask the main character will be wearing it
jali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 04:44 PM   #20
Jr.Who
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Originally posted by jali
hi
NeoStrider i did what you said here's a pic
Looks good! BTW, what font did you use?
  Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2007, 04:54 PM   #21
jali
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: UK
Posts: 544
Thanks: 1
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Originally posted by Jr.Who
Looks good! BTW, what font did you use?

i used a font called samarkan, hope that helps
jali is offline   Reply With Quote

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 © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.