This month's free tutorial is part of a series that discusses alternative methods of recreating naturalistic lighting in an exterior environment. Taken from our Advanced Lighting with Maya and Mental Ray course, this tutorial concentrates on optimising raytrace shadows within a manually lit scene, and will teach you how to add ambient shadows via a custom occlusion shader. This tutorial will give you the production level skills expected of a junior lighting artist.
Render layers and Compositing at Render Time
Custom Ambient Occlusion Shader
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Our Free Tutorials are replaced with a different one every month, and this month’s Professional VFX Tutorial will only be available until June 13th. Make sure you don’t miss out – take advantage of this tutorial right away.