1. Please try my Udemy course in how to shoot HDR 360 panoramic photos for VFX lighting. Here is a coupon code for half off! https://www.udemy.com/hdr-360-pano/?couponCode=pano1_vimeo_2015

    This is a VFX tutorial that demonstrates how to use Arnold and Maya to create sunlight illuminating an interior room. With the mtoa Arnold plug-in, I show how to use aiSkyDomeLight which reads in an HDR skyline image for simulating dusk sunset on a 3D model. Also covered here is Linear Color Workflow, aiStandard shader, and Arnold Ray Sampling. Here is a link to the Maya 2013 file, with textures and HDR environment. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lwywiwe81i31ipo/_TkSe3afe1

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  2. Please try my Udemy course in how to shoot HDR 360 panoramic photos for VFX lighting. Here is a coupon code for half off! https://www.udemy.com/hdr-360-pano/?couponCode=pano1_vimeo_2015

    In this Maya tutorial I will discuss a little bit about movie lighting and how VFX artists are often using HDR textures to imitate on set lighting when matching the look of CG objects to a plate. I set up and show examples of light extraction from a panoramic HDR, why HDR textures give you more then 8-bit linear textures, and a table top example of lighting a wine glass. This video was made in 2012 using Maya 2012 and Mental Ray. Hope you enjoy and look for my other VFX tutorials online and at http://www.fxphd.com. For free Maya files with geometry and set up you can find them all at this Drobpox link.
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/not9mjf4yb3qc8m/4LTpH9yfmC
    Send me a note if you make any renders or have any questions.
    Enjoy @Tojek_VFX

    The full HDR and Linear Color Workflow Course is now available at the historical and non-profit Internet Archive website, grab them all free and spread the word. http://archive.org/details/JonTojek

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