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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.
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