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Grass and Plant Instancing in Maya/Mental Ray: Forests Techniques, part Two  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by C2U at March 13, 2015
Grass and Plant Instancing in Maya/Mental Ray: Forests Techniques, part Two

The Gnomon Workshop - Grass and Plant Instancing in Maya/Mental Ray: Forests Techniques, part Two
English | 521 minutes | AVC (.MP4) 1280x720 10fps | Audio: AAC 44.1KHz 2ch | 3.96 GB
Genre: eLearning | Project files Included

In this DVD, Alex covers how to create realistic grass using Maya, Paint Effects and Mental Ray while also sharing his techniques for developing a complete natural environment. We begin by evaluating the default Paint Effects grass library with discussion on the basic adjustments needed to make grass more natural.
Creating Plants in Maya-Mental Ray - Forest Techniques, part One with Alex Alvarez (2012)

Creating Plants in Maya-Mental Ray - Forest Techniques, part One with Alex Alvarez (2012)
WEB-Rip | MP4 | MPEG4 | H.264 @ 2.5 Mbit/s | 1280x720 | AAC Stereo @ 128 Kbit/s 44 KHz | 10 Hours | 6.55 GB
Genre: Creating Plants in Maya-Mental Ray | Language: English | Project Files Included

In this DVD, Alex thoroughly covers how to create realistic plants using Maya, Paint Effects and Mental Ray. We begin by evaluating the default paint effects library and how to convert the strokes into renderable geometry with mia Materials. Using Physical Sun/Sky, we create more photorealistic renders through the creation of our own materials in a tonemapped workflow circumventing the default shaders created by Paint Effects. Everything necessary to create double sided shaders with realistic glossy reflections and translucency is demonstrated in detail. We look at mapping all relevant paramaters for more believable shaders via diffuse, bump, reflection and translucency, including how to organize UVs into tiles for variety in our leaf textures. We take an in-depth look at creating ivy with Paint Effects and the Ivy Generator tool and incorporate the discussed techniques for plants and ivy into a cliff scene.

Lighting La Salle Maya + Mental Ray  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Jan. 31, 2011
Lighting La Salle Maya + Mental Ray

Lighting La Salle Maya + Mental Ray
PDF + Resource files | 36 pages | 2.7 GB

This five part series will focus on the topic of setting up a variety of lighting rigs that reflect natural lighting at different times of the day and manmade interior lighting. Each of the chapters will use the same base scene as a starting point, and will show a step by step guide to finding a lighting and rendering solution that best reflects the desired lighting situation.
The tutorials will explain the type of lights used and how to set up the parameters along with talking about the different methods of tackling the subject. The manipulation of textures may also be covered in order to turn a daylight scene into night scene for example. The artists will also look at some useful post production techniques in Photoshop in order to enhance a final still.
The Gnomon Workshop - Ambient Occlusion in Maya & mental ray Lighting and Rendering Series Vol. 5

The Gnomon Workshop - Ambient Occlusion in Maya & mental ray Lighting and Rendering Series Vol. 5
MP4 | Audio: aac, 44100 Hz, mono | Video: h264, yuv420p, 1280x720, 15.00 fps | 1.28GB
Genre: Video Training

In this lecture, Frederic Durand demonstrates a variety of techniques for indirect and direct lighting using Ambient Occlusion within Maya and mental ray. In its most basic use, Ambient Occlusion allows artists to simulate contact shadows in an image.

fxphd 201 - Production Rendering Techniques with Mental Ray FULL  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Alexpal at Jan. 18, 2011
fxphd 201 - Production Rendering Techniques with Mental Ray FULL

fxphd 201 - Production Rendering Techniques with Mental Ray FULL
project files | .mov | 3.4 Gb
eLearning

This course will teach techniques and concepts for rendering realistic, physically based CG elements in a visual effects context (i.e. for integration into live action shots). As it is a hands-on course in using Mental Ray to do these things, it will start with a fundamental treatment of everything from light and pixels through to cameras, response curves and compositing, as well as "learning to see". The course will be performed using the 3ds Max application, but most things apply to Maya and Softimage as well.

Learning mental ray in Maya  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Oct. 10, 2017
Learning mental ray in Maya

Learning mental ray in Maya
MP4 | Video: 720p | Duration: 3:07:41 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 1723.9 MB

Maya: Lighting and Rendering with mental ray  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Sept. 28, 2017
Maya: Lighting and Rendering with mental ray

Maya: Lighting and Rendering with mental ray
MP4 | Video: 540p | Duration: 4:56:31 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 1334.1 MB

Mental Ray: Control Color Bleed in 3ds Max  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Oct. 19, 2017
Mental Ray: Control Color Bleed in 3ds Max

Mental Ray: Control Color Bleed in 3ds Max
MP4 | Video: 720p | Duration: 1:06:41 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 306.9 MB

Learning mental ray in 3ds Max  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Sept. 30, 2017
Learning mental ray in 3ds Max

Learning mental ray in 3ds Max
MP4 | Video: 720p | Duration: 4:07:46 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 2199.3 MB

Creating Shader Networks in Maya and mental ray  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Landau17 at Sept. 25, 2017
Creating Shader Networks in Maya and mental ray

Creating Shader Networks in Maya and mental ray
MP4 | Video: 720p | Duration: 5:28:10 | English | Subtitles: VTT | 1169.5 MB