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maya-mentalray studio lighting

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NOTE: This tutorial may be out of date as it was created several years ago and I have not done much rendering with the latest versions of Maya..

This is a quick tutorial on how to achieve a basic studio lighting setup with Maya and Mental Ray using a single hdr image and final gather.


Click the Download File button to download the .hdr file.

Feel free to send me a note if you have any questions.



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franktes's avatar
vey nicee!!!!!!!!!!
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tHe-ClumZy-MeProfessional General Artist
Tried this on Autodes Maya 2012... t turned out preety cool even if some of the tutorial's parts were different....
shroudedlegion's avatar
Very nice, thanks for the tutorial. :) +fav
gedre's avatar
Thank you !
gedre's avatar
Thank you !
MayaFreakB's avatar
Hi thanks for wonderful tut. though the i didnt get the desired effect. The reflection wasn't clear and sharp and got blurred. Any idea what went wrong??
Thanks in advance.
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Matt-MillsProfessional Interface Designer
My first guess (without seeing it) would be that hdri texture is stretched on your sphere making it appear distorted in the reflection.
nehalsadhu's avatar
wow! i almost got the effect :) thanks for the amazing tutorial.
However, there is a line coming exactly in the centre of the sphere which seems to be dividing in into two parts,can't figure out what went wrong :( I'm sure i missed out on some point or did something unwanted. But, i'm very happy that i got the technique. Thanks again :)
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T-blanStudent Traditional Artist
Awesome this tutorial still kick A** four year later :clap:
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Matt-MillsProfessional Interface Designer
Glad to hear that. :)
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T-blanStudent Traditional Artist
Thanx again dude :D , you should make some , or a remake wiht more detail
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shashankb Filmographer
nice very nice tutorial
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mn9xStudent Filmographer
this is really useful :D
aturki's avatar
Many thanks. That was a fantastic and very clearly explained turtorial. I was just able to create my first real meaningful "hello world" in Maya.
aturki's avatar
Many thanks. That was a fantastic and very clearly explained turtorial. I was just able to create my first real meaningful "hello world" in Maya.
Juemi's avatar
very good but my question is how do I make the window is reflected, just as it comes to your image, did everything and anything goes
cris2236's avatar
hey, I have a question...mm How do you do so in the menu part of Lighting/Shading it says in assign new materials > Mi_car_paint_phen...in maya, in my computer it doesn't appear that Mi_car_paint_phen..how can I make it appear?? I have it in rendering the menu options.
cris2236's avatar
mm I have Maya 2011..but I don't have the menu (Lighting/Shading) :'(
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Matt-MillsProfessional Interface Designer
You probably just need to change your menu set to Rendering. Just press F6, or use the drop down box right under File (will probably say Animation if you haven't changed the menus ever).
cris2236's avatar
scratch this last thing I know how to find this menu :/ , sorry..
cris2236's avatar
excellent!!! I'm new user to maya 3D so thanks for this tutorial!!! :)
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ChunHaoYangHobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice~

I was wondering where did u get those textures??
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mogolaki Filmographer
I can not download the file which is the image..can u pls send me the correct link for the image..thnx
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