View Full Version : GI in maya 4?

11 November 2002, 06:49 AM
could someone please direct me to a the simplest way to create global illumination in maya 4. are their tutorials of plug ins anyone is aware of? im sure youve all heard this question a million times but no one in my class can seem to find anything. any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks

11 November 2002, 02:17 PM
Maya's renderer is not capable of calculating true GI.
You need to sort out MentalDelay, PRMan 11, AIR 3 or BMRT.


11 November 2002, 04:47 PM
is there a way to fake gi? or is it neccesary to go to other programs? thanks again!

11 November 2002, 09:30 PM
Faking it is very common thing to do. And to get you going, there's a great plugin called GIJoe from Pixho:

There's tons of others you can find from too, just search for something GI-related

11 November 2002, 08:30 PM
or also try this

might help you..

11 November 2002, 11:18 PM
you can use virtuallight with his connection to maya its a good

11 November 2002, 03:46 PM
thanks everyone for your responses, they are greatly appreciated. as for virtuallight, could you please elaborate, i have never heard of it, where might i find it? thanks again

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