Render Interiors in Maya and Mental Ray great for Beginners
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Rendering and Modelling Great looking Interiors Easily this course is great for Beginners to learn these techniques
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Last updated 3/2017
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What Will I Learn?
  • Create great interior renders
  • Understand 3D Modelling Basics
  • Have an understanding of core rendering skills
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  • You will need Maya 2013
  • Photoshop CS5 and above will be needed for compositing work

Get in the Interior mood with this great course on rendering interiors with Maya and Mental Ray

This course is aimed at Beginners to Intermediate but all level users might find it of some help!

Although modelling and animating interiors is easy enough, of course depending on the complexities! actually lighting and rendering proves to be the hardest thing for users this course has been created to be both easy to remember and simple to instigate.

I will be producing another course along the same lines however this will delve much deeper into the lighting and rendering side of Interiors and for that matter exterior arch vis rendering, it will definitely be a challenge even for a seasoned renderer. This course aims to make it much simpler maybe for people that just don't want all the complexities.


I am supplying all the source files with this course so you will always have the reference you need, I do suggest you try this on your own!


I am here for you send me a message and I will get back to you with an answer, when asking for help it helps me if you supply all the steps and also screenshots of errors, I might even require error logs of the actual files to check.


Its always good to see what my students are creating so send me your work, I can even showcase it for you on my website and on social media.


If i have helped you please let me know, the one bad thing about online training is I cannot interact with you quite as well so its good for me to know how I have helped you!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is aimed at Beginners to Intermediates but advanced users might find it of use
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Curriculum For This Course
23 Lectures
Introduction to the Maya Interior rendering course
1 Lecture 01:02

Introduction to the course

Preview 01:02
The Course: Creating great interiors renders in Maya
22 Lectures 02:27:01

Check out the reference file we will use purely for inspiration.

Preview 00:27

Without a floor and walls we don't have a interior I guess we better add them!

Preview 07:51

Lets look at another modelling technique in this lecture we will create the skirting board using NURBS.

Using NURBS to create our skirting board

Creating the picture frame.

Creating our Picture Frames

Time to clean up our scene.

Maya Scene cleanup

I have created a chair on one of my other courses during this lecture we will import that chair.

Import assets into Maya kitbash it!

Creating the table legs from the chair import.

Create our table leg using the chair leg as a source

We need a top for our table lets model this now.

Now we need to create a table top that is complimentry to the scene

Creating our lights.

The light without light it just too dark!

Lets model our cable that coils up to the ceiling for this we will use the helix.

The Light lamps coil good chance to show you another primitive

UV layout is the process of flattening the objects UVs so you can put a texture on it this then wraps around our model and shows the texture.

Checking out the UVs man!

We need to put materials on all our geometry lets do this now.

Applying materials to our geometry

A bit soon as we still have not got the model properly set up but want to keep you keen!

A look at the render

OK two things we are going to do one turn off the default light setup in our scene we need to do that via the render settings.
And the other thing is to show you how to render like the smooth preview inside the Maya software renderer.

Turning off the default lights and applying a Subdiv for smooth renders

Adding the light set up to our scene.

Light Setup

Creating nice soft shadows is a must for any interior render, lets do it and more.

Setting shadows and final tweaking

Creating a glow effect in the material setting.

Adding a light glow

Rendering out out render passes.

Render Passes from Maya

Lets now Composite our render passes inside Photoshop

Compositing render passes in Photoshop

Now I will show you how to render passes so they do not all appear in different folders, which is a real pain.

Render passes into a single folder

For those who have finished the course a massive "Well done!" for those still completing the course "Keep it up!" I just want to say thank you for choosing me and my course, it is really appreciated and means that I can produce more great courses for you in the future!

Stay up to date with the latest courses and development as well as offers from us by visiting me at my website.

Feel free contacting me for a particular course to be created I welcome student feedback and that way I know what you want!

I hope you had fun learning with this course and hope to see you at my other courses, please give me a review if you loved the course, if you did not like it also let me know, I take students opinions very seriously!

All the Best 

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Who am I? My Name is David Newton and I will be your course instructor, I have been training people online since 2002 with you tube and now I offer my skills to you on Udemy.

My skill sets range from Graphic design all the way through to 3D Concept, animation and rigging. I work professionally across all these fields today! so you can be assured your getting the latest skills from a professional!

Some companies I have worked for include: British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Qantas, United Emirates, MOD, RAF and Pepsi as well as B2B I have done a ton of work for the B2C sector as well and still do.

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