In this second disc of a series of three, visual effects designer Eric Hanson covers the global illumination revolution, reviewing lighting principles specific to digital sets.
MacMall Part #: 7131330
Manufacturer Part #: EHA02
This series introduces the essential techniques for creating digital sets and backgrounds, an area of visual effects growing in prominence. In this second disc of a series of three, visual effects designer Eric Hanson covers the global illumination revolution, reviewing lighting principles specific to digital sets. He then leads into direct lighting techniques for both exteriors and interiors. Finally, the lesson highlights digital set texturing, including Adobe Photoshop techniques, and how to weather surfaces with procedural shaders. Throughout the disc, Eric uses a sample scene of an urban environment to highlight all essential steps. This series is designed for all advancing intermediate Maya artists.
Over 2 1/2 hours of lecture.
Exterior Direct Lighting Light Domes Optical Effects Interior Cubic Arrays Fill Shadow Technique Weathering Surfaces HDRI Lighting GI with Mental Ray and RenderMan
01. Exterior Lighting - Direct Lighting Technique 02. Exterior Lighting - HDRI Lighting Technique 03. Exterior Lighting - Fill Shadow Technique 04. Interior Lighting - Direct Lighting Technique 05. Interior Lighting - Basic GI Lighting Technique 06. Creating Optical Effects 07. Creating Rich Background Shaders 08. Final Project Rendering
Minimum System Requirements:
1GHz or faster processor 512 MB RAM 5 GB of hard disk space
Optical Drive Type Required
Microsoft Windows XP Professional,
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
Apple Mac OS X 10.2
Required Video Card
64 MB Video RAM
Minimum Display Resolution Required
1280 x 1024
This DVD-ROM also requires the Quicktime Movie Player (Version 5.0.5 or higher), the Ensharpen Codec (Version 1.0.1 or higher) and Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher) in order to view its contents.
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