Lighting and rendering with v-ray for maya

Learn V-Ray for Maya with an strong method
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  • Lectures 71
  • Length 8.5 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 10/2015 English

Course Description

This course will show you lighting and rendering inside V-Ray for Maya from an structured way to keep you workflow easy, faster and efficient. The course is for begginers and intermediate people who wants to understand deeply the concepts behind lighting and rendering and start using them in a proffesional way.
The course is devided in 5 modules that will bring you step by step through different common situations envolved with any render artist, where you will explore different lighting thechniques depending on the situation, understand deeply the creation of materials, and learn how to use post production to enhace your images to create a nice and proffesional final result.

Course modules:
1. Introduction to V-ray for Maya.
2. Creating product shots.
3. Creating interiors.
4. Creating exteriors.
5. Compositing 3d with live action plates.

At the end of this course you will have solid knowledge in the lighitng and rendering area using V-Ray for Maya. You will understand the software and also all the principles behind a good and transmitive image in terms of lighting and materials.

From here you will be able to apply all this method and techniques in your own shots taking them to the next level.

This course includes the project files for you to follow the exercises and see the final scene created in the course.



What are the requirements?

  • You need V-Ray and Maya installed. This course also is usefull for previous versions of Maya and V-Ray. You may be familiar with maya basics before taking this course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Apply an strong and efficient method for lighting and rendering their own projects in a professional way.

What is the target audience?

  • This course is for beginners and intermediate people who wants to learn a complete and efficient workflow within v-ray for maya. This course includes the project files and the scenes modeled.

What you get with this course?

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to lighting and rendering with V-Ray for Maya
How this course works
Preview
02:24
Project Files
Article
Section 2: Introduction to V-ray for maya
Using V-Ray inside maya
Preview
01:02
Quik overview
Preview
02:38
Introducton to V-Ray lights
Preview
11:46
Using geometry as light source
Preview
01:54
Using IES light
Preview
03:17
Exploring the physical camera
Preview
04:02
Introduction to linear workflow
04:54
Exploring the linear workflow inside V-Ray
10:39
Rendering with indirect lighting
12:25
Introduction to adaptive image sampler
10:15
Avoiding jagged white areas
01:47
Exploring V-Ray sun and sky
09:53
Image based lighting
10:56
Using v-Ray RT
03:17
Introduction to materials
03:11
Exploring V-ray materials
14:09
Post production tools inside V-Ray
02:36
Section 3: Creating product shot techniques
Analizing some references
06:13
Creating an starting point preset
06:47
Creating the keylight
04:30
Creating the fill light
05:20
Creating a rim light
05:13
Creating materials: glass
03:15
Creating materials: labels
06:35
Creating materials: whiskey
07:58
Creating materials: table
09:14
Using V-Ray DOF
03:14
Creating the final render
08:28
BONUS: Post production
13:25
Section 4: Creating interiors techniques
Preapering the scene
06:06
Creating the lighting setup
08:18
Improving the exposure
07:24
Finishing the lighting
06:24
Creating materials: Basic house structure
11:20
Creating materials: Furniture
10:21
Creating materials: Kitchen and lamps
08:25
Creating materials: Decoration
04:33
Using V-Ray 2sided material
08:46
Final render setup
11:22
BONUS: Night lighting setup
20:43
BONUS: Post production
14:39
Section 5: Creating exteriors techniques
Preapering the scene
04:32
Daylight lighting setup
04:50
Creating materials: House base
09:49
Creating materials: Roof
08:39
Creating materials: Dirt glass
06:55
Creating materials: Indoor
09:14
Creating materials: Watter
03:50
Using V-Ray fur for creating grass
06:10
Maya paint effects overview
04:56
Using paint effects to add vegetation
09:34
Create vegetation materials
02:22
Adding trees using V-Ray proxys
09:47
Duplicating instances in a massive way
09:04
Final render setup
03:48
BONUS: Post production
18:56
BONUS: Night lighting setup
10:17
Section 6: Compositing 3d with a photopgraph
Preapering the scene and matching perspective
05:02
Lighting setup
05:24
Starting materials
09:54
Using the V-Ray car paint material
06:00
Finishing materials
09:23
Creating render elements
04:13
Creating render layers
04:53
Creating an ambient occlusion layer
08:03
Final render settings
02:58
Combining render elements in photoshop
10:08
Creating the final composition
09:46
Section 7: Thank you!
Thank you for watching
01:03

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Instructor Biography

Alkis Escobedo, CG Artist, Instructor

With studies of photography and animation&VFX I´m a professional CG Artist specialized in the lighting and rendering area. I work in a private company in Mexico city creating architectural visualization for many different clients and projects. Also, Im a teacher at a local University were I teach all issues related to photography and rendering in the animation and VFX career.

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