Lost Adventurer, Aleks Kirilenko (3D)
LC #42 Pipers Alley

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04-21-2006, 10:07 PM
hello people ,

i am a newbie to lighting , i use MAYA , actually i am in the process
of creatinng my char. animation demo reel ... for that i would need somee
help from u experts ..

my issue is to have a plain bg with basic lighting and dull shadow .
plain bgs for focus on charecter in the demoreel.

something like this image.

thanks in advance.

04-22-2006, 12:59 AM
Here is a quick and dirty scene. I hope this can help you, So u donít waist any time lighting and can go straight to animation

Enjoy =)

Here is the Scene is .ma in case u aren't usign maya 7 :)


04-22-2006, 09:03 AM
thanks for the great help Julian , u ve made my job simple and easy.
i ve a q? abt mentalray .. now is the image sent by me is mentelray
image or a normal rendered one. because i render using Mental ray its
eating up my time , moreover i dont need any caustic/ or reflections.

Is there any alternative to Mentalray render ?!

thanks buddy !!

04-22-2006, 10:12 AM
you should use a sahder called Use Background color which is transparent and handles the the shadows only.

04-22-2006, 05:13 PM
Hello there.

It is Mental ray. Right now is taking about 1.5 minutes per frame and if you turn down the rays on the raytrace shadow to something like 1 and the sample ray in the FG to 100 you can get 15 sec render. In my book that is pretty fast.
but as for your final render you should be able to affort at least 5-10 minutes per frame renders any ways just an opinion. :wise:

5 sec renders. is so july of 2001!. :rolleyes:

04-22-2006, 06:40 PM
Nicool , cd u pls describe wht u ve said.. i am not able to
follow u.. jus tell me the procedure in brief steps ..

Julian , thanx for the rendering info..

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