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Introducing Maya® 2011 by Dariush Derakhshani

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Rendering the Decorative Box

Figure 11-86: The decorative box’s current render from Chapter 10

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You’re all grown up and ready to light a full scene using Final Gather, IBL with HDRI, and regular lights to get the best bang for your buck out of mental ray rendering. In the previous chapter, you briefly lit the decorative box with key, fill, and rim lights (the three-point lighting system). In this exercise, you’ll take this concept a few steps further, so take a deep breath, call your mother and tell her you love her, and let’s get started! Open the boxLighting02.ma file in the Scenes folder of the Decorative_Box project. This has the lights and ...

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