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Rendering Without Mental Ray: Success!



The key: use fall off to subdue the harshness of the maya render and one hell of a fog light to bring out the textures!

Key light: Great big spotlight with a fog plugged in

Fill: is a point light that hovers just above the portal embedded in the floor

Rim: are three area light of different intensities on three sides of the house. My tutorial is love with spot lights, but I find that area lights are easier to control and really bring out textures nicely.

I’m contemplating two more point lights to illuminate the portal and Indira’s face. I’ll get around to that after I give my computer a break.


The gobo is nice on this screen capture test render but there’s a blown out area right at the entrance floor which is a no-no.


Bad staging on this test render with the staircase foreground element. Nice for a pan but not good for a still frame.

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