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Creating Light Rigs in Maya
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Released Dec 1, 2012
Ed Whetstone

Guest Tutor

Ed Whetstone
In this tutorial we will learn how to set up a simple light rig to effectively highlight and show off your modeled assets. This series of lessons will walk through the absolute basics of lighting for presentation - or, simply, lighting from a non-lighter's perspective

Showcasing your work is an essential part of being a CG artist, and lighting is essential to showing off. We will talk about the absolute basics of creating and placing a light, three-point setups, methods for creating wireframe renders, and a handful of other helpful tips and techniques for artists who want a hit-the-ground-running guide to lighting.