Cinematic CG Lighting and Rendering : CG Enlightenment with Maya, Nuke, Arnold and V-Ray
Author(s): Frederic Durand
Lighting is as crucial to the atmosphere and effectiveness of a finished shot as real-world lighting in a movie studio. Cinematic Lighting and Rendering balances the artistic with the technical, relating CG work to real-world effects and artistic reference points. Using simple diagrams in conjunction with detailed step-by-step walk-throughs, Frederic Durand uses technology, observation and contextualization to help you produce professional quality scenes.
By focusing on the fundamental principles of effective lighting, and then walking you through how to produce those effects with industry standard programs like Maya, Nuke, Arnold and V-Ray, this is the ultimate guide to CG lighting for film and animation.
Online resources include dozens of Maya scenes used as CG-rendered images in the book for use in your own projects.