In the visual world of CG, presentation is nearly as important to the final result as the artistic piece being presented. For this reason lighting tools and techniques will always be indispensable assets to your artistic toolset.
In this tutorial you will learn how to setup a basic lighting rig in Maya. Specifically, this tutorial covers Lighting, Cameras, Render Settings, and some basic touch-up techniques in Photoshop. Once you’ve completed this tutorial, you will have a light rig that you can use to quickly render out professional quality images of your model.
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