IM210 Advanced Materials, Lighting and Rendering

Course Description

Setting up a realistic lighting system for interiors is made easier with Maya’s Mental Ray render engine. This 3D Animation certificate module will be exploring different methods and techniques for creating light properties through mental ray such as, Global Illumination, Final Gather, Caustics Irradiance Particles, and Importons. Students will also work with the built in Mental Ray materials to create elements such as glass and metal. Render quality, presentation and optimization will be discussed and practiced.

Learning Outcomes/Topics

  • Learn to leverage Mental Ray’s Indirect Lighting techniques
  • Understand Mental Ray Lights
  • Understand Mental Ray’s Production Shaders
  • Create Displacement Maps
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Render Passes
  • Gain a deeper understanding of Compositing Techniques