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Utilizing cutout maps for tree leaves
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In the series of lessons, we will explore the various tools, techniques, and procedures that we can use when lighting an outdoor scene in Maya. We will begin the tutorial by learning how to set up a realistic outdoor illumination source, and how to simulate physically-accurate light behavior within our scene. We will then discuss the importance of incorporating a proper linear workflow into our pipeline, which includes using gamma-correction on our textures and materials within Maya. We will also see how we can use a post application like Photoshop to add some finishing touches to our final render with a minimal amount of effort. By the time you complete this course, you will be much better prepared to overcome many of the common challenges faces when rendering an outdoor environment in Maya.