Friday, 16 October 2015
Free IBL Lighting Tutorial for Animators
Here at Animation Apprentice we focus primarily on character and creature animation - we don't dig deep into the rest of the 3D pipeline. But we do expect our students to master the basic skills in Maya - such as modeling, texturing and lighting. Students need these skills so as to be able to make a killer demo reel, or even make a short film of their own. Fortunately, for those who want to expand their skills beyond animation, there are now many, many free resources on the web, especially at YouTube, to learn many of the basic disciplines in Maya. Above is a great little free tutorial on Image Based Lighting (IBL), which is a great way to light your shot using beautiful images, such as a seascape or a sunset.