This month’s free tutorial is aimed at the experienced Maya user. It has been designed by Mark Spevick, our VFX tutor, to help you master some of the advanced tools which can sometimes be complex and take a while to get to grips with.
Mark starts by taking an in-depth look at a complex scene setup in Maya. You will learn how to generate lighting effects through volumetric material. Covering various Mental Ray shaders, participating media, caustics, photons and render settings, this video takes you systematically through the intricate process of building the scene. Mark then looks at common mistakes and discusses techniques that will not only speed up your workflow but contribute to reducing render times.
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