Your project guide to Maya's texturing and lightingtools
LIGHT UP THE SCREEN WITH THESE TECHNIQUES
Improve your own projects with these professional how-to's fromindustry veteran Lee Lanier. This guide shows you how to textureand light for film and video using Maya's state-of-the-art shadingand rendering tools.
The techniques covered here offer real-world solutions forcreating more realistic renders. Learn by doing as you move througha series of step-by-step, hands-on projects, mastering a wealth ofstudio-worthy techniques as you go.
Learn efficient approaches for product, character, vehicle, andenvironment lighting with Autodesk® Maya® 2012
Successfully texture with Maya materials and mental rayshaders
Paint custom bitmap textures and set up custom shadingnetworks
Apply advanced lighting tools, including Final Gathering, GlobalIllumination, portal lights, and mental ray contribution maps
Spice up product renders
Add realism to environments
Add realism to characters
VALUABLE COMPANION DVD
The Companion DVD is an essential part of the book. It includesMaya 2012 .ma scene files and bitmap textures.