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Arnold Rendering in Maya Course

Arnold Rendering in Maya Course


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10 Hours in Class

Rendering is one of the most important parts of Animation which is the process of generating an image from a 2D or 3D model (or models in what collectively could be called a scene file) by means of computer programs. Also, the results of such a model can be called a rendering. A scene file contains objects in a strictly defined language or data structure; it would contain geometry, viewpoint, texture, lighting, and shading information as a description of the virtual scene.

The data contained in the scene file is then passed to a rendering program to be processed and output to a digital image or raster graphics image file. The term "rendering" maybe by analogy with an "artist's rendering" of a scene. Though the technical details of rendering methods vary, the general challenges to overcome in producing a 2D image from a 3D representation stored in a scene file are outlined as the graphics pipeline along with a rendering device, such as a GPU. A GPU is a purpose-built device able to assist a CPU in performing complex rendering calculations. If a scene is to look relatively realistic and predictable under virtual lighting, the rendering software should solve the rendering equation. The rendering equation doesn't account for all lighting phenomena but is a general lighting model for computer-generated imagery. 'Rendering' is also used to describe the process of calculating effects in a video editing program to produce final video output.

Arnold Features

  • Seamless integration with Maya shapes, cameras, lights and shaders.

  • Image-Based Lighting support, including a state of the art physical sky.

  • Interactive rendering (IPR) allows parameter changes to be rapidly previewed without interrupting your work.

  • Support for volume rendering with Maya Fluids.

  • Support for Maya Hair and nHair.

  • Particles and nParticles support, including particle instancer.

  • Defer the creation of geometry at render time with the Stand-in placeholder nodes.

  • Productivity boost: override sets, holdout mattes, shadow catcher, passes, UDIM style textures, and arbitrary primary data.

  • Extensible through plug-ins (Golaem, FumeFX for Maya, Yeti, Shave & Haircut).

  • XGen integration.

  • Texturable geometric lights.

  • Deep EXR.

  • Rendering of curves.