Lighting for CG & VFX (Maya)

Lighting for CG & VFX (Maya)

Please note: This class will be held at the facility of our partner Blueist Training. All grants (ETP, WIOA & Studio Arts Scholarship) are also available for all classes offered here!

The address for Blueist Training is 1426 Flower Street, Glendale, CA 91210 and their phone number is 818.649.1817. (For directions to get there, you can also manually enter the address in your map application) You can also go to the Blueist website contact page for any additional details.

Lighting is essential for the creation of compelling scenes in 3d just as in live action cinematography. Maya provides the artist with lighting and rendering tools that greatly enhance the look and feel of a scene with styles ranging from photorealistic to phantasmagoric.

Using ARNOLD, the new renderer included by default with Maya 2017, Students will learn about shaping light and shadows, lighting and rendering workflows, depth of field, caustics, raytracing, image based lighting, shader networks, photorealistic techniques, character lighting, and set lighting.

As with all the Studio Arts classes, this class has been designed by studio professionals to cover the technical skills most in demand by industry employers, and using Maya Lighting is quickly becoming a must for the TD and FX artist!

Prerequisite: Intermediate, working knowledge of Maya (equivalent of Maya 101 or better).

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(Note: classes include both lecture and instructed lab)
Weekly Class: A half hour of labtime before and after lecture.

Frédéric Durand
Price: $1,500.00
Sun 4-7pm 4/23-6/18