Craft Better Lighting for Playblast Renders

Laurence Cymet Shows How to Get Better Lighting and Effects in Realtime for Playblast Renders in Maya.

Maya’s Viewport v2 along with the changes made to hardware rendering in Maya has made it possible to operate with a real-time workflow. The viewport handles textures, lighting, shadows and other effects, and makes it easier to use for a variety of tasks. But it may remain a bit of mystery as to how to use VP2 best for Playblast renders.

Autodesk’s Laurence Cymet shows how to get great-looking lighting and effects in real-time with Maya’s Viewport to get better animation previews, previs renders, and playblast renders. There are some helpful tips in this quick-tip tutorial, and you can download the scene files [direct] to follow along.