Gnomon Workshop Announces 14 New DVDs for the Holidays
In the second DVD of this series, Hartle focuses on lighting, shaders and High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) within mental ray for Maya. mental ray supports most of Maya's features, in addition to many others. This DVD shows you how to optimize your use of mental ray to render fluids, particles, fur, geometry based paint effects, blurry reflections and refractions, area lights, contour rendering, and High Dynamic Range images.
* MENTAL RAY: GLOBAL ILLUMINATION RENDERING TECHNIQUES WITH MATT HARTLE
In the third disc of this series, Hartle focuses on mental rays special rendering features, including global illumination, caustics, final gathering, and image-based lighting. Using multiple examples for each topic, the DVD teaches you efficient ways of using tools, examining numerous ways to recognize and eliminate artifacts.
Founded in 2000, The Gnomon Workshop (www.thegnomonworkshop.com) produces art-training DVDs for the visual industries. Created by professional artists who work in all areas of the visual effects industry, including many of our favorite films, games, product design and fine art, these DVDs give artists the real information they need to succeed in the visual arts industry. With titles in both digital and traditional disciplines, the Gnomon Workshop catalogue covers everything from robots to cars, to creatures and environments.