LIGHTING & RENDERING

MODO LIGHTING MASTERY



Lighting, Rendering, GI (01:32:03)
MODO has come a long way in terms of lighting and rendering. With each new version more features are added to give the user the power to create the images they want with more and more ease. Lighting in MODO was always incredible, but now, with even more power and more new tools, you can reach for the realism you have always wanted!

Learn to master lighting in MODO 701

In this training video, we will go over each of the important light types in detail, showing how they work and what the parameters available can do. We will cover the new lighting features not found in previous versions of MODO and show how they can be added to your workflow. Then we will get to some real world examples of how these new tools and features can improve your everyday artistic dreams!(1 videos)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Area Lights
  • Physical Daylight
  • Projection images
  • Volumetrics
  • Faking Radiosity
  • Light samples and irradiance rays
  • Cleaning up noise

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understanding Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, MP4 format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 4 hours and 30 minutes of training!!

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MODO NATURE REAL



Particles, Volumes, Replicators, Physical Daylight (01:26:03)
In the past, I always, and only, used Vue 6 Infinite to handle all my nature scenes. With each version of MODO, though, and the new features introduced, I found myself using Vue less and less. Now MODO adds even more new features to take your nature scenes to a new level. With improved physical sunlight properties and physical daylight environment settings, getting started on great natural scenes will be a breeze in. Also, with the new, and complete, particle system, you can add rolling fog, dust and other effects to your scenes with ease and complete control. Get ready to make the most natural scenery ever with Modo Nature Real! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Physical Daylight
  • Volumes
  • Particle emitters
  • Physical Environment Settings
  • Controlling replicators
  • Improved Grouping Tools
  • Volumetric God Rays

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understanding Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, MP4 format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 90 minutes of training!!

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MODO LIGHTING, MODEL AND NATURE BUNDLES

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MODO REALISTIC OUTDOORS



Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing (03:09:12)
Creating realistic outdoor scenes is a completely different animal than doing interior setups. In an outdoor scene, you likely only have one light to play with. This means that it becomes extremely important what you do with your models and textures to bring realism to your creations. In this video, we explore this very topic, showing you how to create those imperfections in your models that separate the CG from the real. You will learn how to create textures that add life to any scene you create. You see how you can weather, beat up and grunge up your creations to give everything you do a truly natural feel. Get ready to take your modo creativity to the next level! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Adding imperfections to models
  • Creating weathered textures
  • Using clip maps to break up edges
  • Lighting without GI
  • Using the spread angle on your light
  • Choosing the right environment
  • Gain speed through cloning

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes all textures, and elements to create your own. Also includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring over 3 hours of training!!

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MODO SCI-FI



Modeling, Lighting, Rendering, Compositing (01:58:21)
When I worked at Zoic Studios on the attempted reboot of the Lost in Space franchise, I learned a host of techniques for creating great sci-fi scenes quickly and with very high quality. Now I am passing those techniques on to you! In this video you will learn all about kit bashing, a technique from the days when spaceships were done with real plastic models. You will learn how to create the dramatic lighting, for space scenes, that we know and love from our favorite sci-fi shows like Star Trek and Deep Space Nine. Most importantly, you will learn how to construct a basic setup that, once done, allows you to crank out movie quality sci-fi scenes with effortless ease! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Kit Bashing
  • Self Lighting Objects
  • Quick window geometry
  • Lighting without GI
  • Creating Space Backgrounds
  • Light instancing
  • Compositing

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 2 hours of training!!

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INTERIOR LIGHTING AND SCENE SETUP



Lighting, GI, Rendering, Scene Setup (03:00:00)
In the special modo training video, we're going delve deep into the many possibilities modo offers for creating masterful interior scenes. You will see how modo's extensive content library, containing models, materials and environments, will make putting togethers scenes faster than ever. With three main set pieces, from the present to the future, we will see numerous techniques you can begin to employ in your own scenes to bring depth and realism to your artistic creations!

Modo interior lighting sci-fi

You will learn how to take complete control of your lights and your environments, leaving nothing to chance with modo's global illumination. Get the results you want by understanding what settings will bring you quality without outrageous render times!

Modo Interior Lighting at night


With 3 hours of video training, get ready to explore all new possibilities in your modo artwork! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Faking exposure
  • Environment intensity
  • Controlling lights with instance
  • Irradiance rays
  • Indirect rays
  • Light radius
  • Luminous polys

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction for your study! Featuring 3 hours of training!!

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RENDER PASSES LIKE THE PROS



Render Passes, Scene Setup (01:29:06)
In this modo training video, we're going to dive into the new render pass features introduced in the latest release. If you've ever wondered how the big studios do what they do, in terms of the CGI we see in movies, you are going to be introduced to exactly how they do it. You will see how to get maximum flexibility out of your scenes, allowing you to easily make changes in post or compositing without having to re-render the whole thing. You will see how, by separating out each element of your scene, even individual lights on your subject, into separate passes, gives you incredible control over your final image or animation! Get ready to take your renders to the next level! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Render pass groups
  • using groups for light linking
  • item masks
  • multiple base shaders
  • item visibility options
  • using multiple render outputs
  • compositing in post

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction, plus the base spaceship, as it is built and textured, for your study! Featuring approximately 90 minutes of training!!

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MODO IS FOREVER



Studio Lighting, Sculpting, Scene Setup (01:29:15)
In this special modo training video, we're looking into modo's uses in some unexpected places, particularly advertising and presentation! We are going to learn how we can use real world studio lighting techniques to create incredibly realistic presentation or product shot images. We're going to look at how the pros make their subjects look beautiful by controlling what you see reflected in shiny objects like jewelry. Get ready to create amazing, realistic product shots and animations! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • curve clone
  • replicators
  • studio lighting with objects
  • sculpting cloth
  • faking particles
  • controlling reflections
  • off camera objects

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the scenes under construction, plus extra test scenes for your study! Featuring 90 minutes of training!!

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HIGH SPEED SCENE CREATION

Modeling(01:39:23)
When I created my short film GMO Shoujo, I needed a method of creating very detailed scenes extremely fast. This Training Video will show you the fastest method I have ever developed for quickly creating such detailed scenes, and making them render at great speed. You will learn the simple mapping techniques that will keep your render times down. You will learn how easily you can manipulate replicators to add detail to or change your scenes on the fly. You will learn everything you need to be up and running creating your own quick scenes in minutes! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS AND TOOLS COVERED
  • Quick UV setups
  • Simple Image mapping
  • Image map instancing
  • Replicators
  • Quick prototype editing
  • Creating specialized point sources
  • Environment intensity
  • Lighting for a nice final render

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental scene setup and texture files! Featuring over 90 minutes of training!


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THE HOVERBIKE

Modeling, Shading and Rendering (07:59:05)
An amazing 8 HOURS of video on modeling, pixar SDS on the edge, materials, lighting and rendering of a hoverbike. (8 videos)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.


TOPICS AND TOOLS COVERED

  • Pixar subdivision surfaces
  • Booleans
  • Edge extrude
  • Thicken
  • Text tools
  • Studio lighting
  • Objects for lights
  • Rendering

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental scene setup files! Featuring 8 hours of training!


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MODO SCULPTING

Modeling(01:39:23)
In this training video we are going to look at the new multiresolution mesh sculpting that becomes available thanks to Pixar subdivision surfaces. Different than painting displacements or normal maps, we are going to experience sculpting on real polygons, at different levels of detail, reaching nearly 6 million polys. We are going to see how and why we can begin to create things that we only dreamed were possible in the old days of polygon modeling. Get ready for a whole new level of detail work in modo sculpting! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS AND TOOLS COVERED
  • Pixar subdivision surfaces
  • Maximum and current levels
  • The Push brush
  • The carve tool
  • sculpting fine details
  • pressure sensitivity
  • Speed and power of the computer for sculpting
  • Lighting for a nice final render

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental scene setup files! Featuring nearly 100 minutes of training!


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MODO NATURE II: SHAOLIN

Modeling, Shading, Texturing, Lighting and Rendering (01:42:17)
A few weeks ago I had the amazing opportunity to visit the Shaolin Temple in China. While riding the trolly high above the misty Song Mountain, I witnessed some of the most gorgeous natural scenery I have ever seen. It all gave me incredible inspiration to create. I had to know what kind of techniques would be needed in modo to bring about the high rock cliff faces interspersed with plant life. What could be done with sculpting, displacement maps and 3D textures to make the kind of scenes I was witnessing viable in 3D? How would I shroud it all in the beautiful mist I saw rolling over the mountain there? These questions and more are all answered, step by step as we create such a scene in Modo Nature II: Shaolin!
On this training, Terrence shows us his techniques on terrain modeling, through sculpting, the use of replicators to populate the scene with realistic trees, lighting and rendering. (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental scene setup files! Featuring over 100 minutes of training!


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LIGHTING, IR, REFLECTIONS AND REALISM


Lighting and Rendering (01:16:21)
What can the real world teach us about lighting in modo? If you were doing a photo shoot in a studio, your goal is to completely control light. You want to control every reflection. You even want to control where light will bounce. In this video we explore real photo studio techniques to drive the realism already possible in modo renders to a whole new level. You will see how simulating reflector cards and soft boxes, particularly when they need to appear as reflections in your subject, can add a dimension to your renders not often seen in 3D. You will learn how to use and adjust irradiance cache and render settings to get clean GI renders, even with 2 bounces. You will find that photographic realism is easily possible with just a few tricks. (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental scene setup files, of the real room and the science fiction corridor for your study! Featuring over 100 minutes of training!


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MODO NATURE



Modeling, Shading, Scene Setup (01:21:12)
In this modo training video, we're going back to nature! We will get into terrain sculpting, replicators and how to make amazing use of modo's phenomenal content library as we create some stunning natural scenes. Get ready for realism in its most natural sense! (1 video)

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • terrain sculpting
  • replicators
  • the material library
  • asset sharing
  • item masks and textures
  • randomizing prototypes
  • environments

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental versions of the object under construction for your study! Featuring 1 hour 54 minutes of training!!

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REALISTIC RENDERING IN POSER


This is the definitive lighting and rendering video for Poser! In this video tutorial, delivered in 1280x720 HD resolution, you will go deep into the tools and techniques to get the most out of your Poser renders. Take a look at the power of the new characters, the material editor and the amazing control you have over lights in the new interface. See how some of the incredible tools can be used, in ways you may not have considered, to make your images jump off the screen!

Learn how to get photo realistic renders from Poser


Best of all, you get all the scene setups for your study and use!

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Diffuse IBL lighting
  • Advanced materials
  • Depth of field
  • Realism through morph dials
  • Raytracing and reflections
  • Shadow map size and blur radius
  • Using props for realism

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes all images and scene setups for your study and use! Featuring over 100 minutes of training!!

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HDR LIGHTING FOR REALISM


This takes you much deeper into the world of modo lighting. You get almost 2 hours of video tutorials covering many different aspects of lighting in modo. Starting with volumetric lighting, this video will go in depth into the parameters of the volumetric panel and light material to show you how to add depth and atmosphere to your lighting setups. You will learn how adding texture can bring realism to your volumetric lights, and how to create shadow objects to give your volumetric lights that cinematic feel. This video teaches you what you want to know to get the most out of lighting your own images.

Light probe image render

That's only the beginning! This video goes even further to delve into HDR (High Dynamic Range) images, or lightprobes, to create photorealistic lighting in an environment using GI. You will learn when to add extra touches to your GI scenes to accentuate your models. You will create studio style lighting, using polygons to simulate soft boxes, to get realistic reflections in your glass and metal objects. You will even learn how to create cinematic style night time scenes.



Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.


TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • How to create studio style setups
  • Using HDR images for lighting
  • volumetric lighting in depth
  • Create special shadow objects for volumetric effects
  • Texture your volumetric lights
  • How to setup a "day for night" lighting model
  • Add those special touches for film like effects

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes skull head and incremental scene setup files for your study! Featuring over 100 minutes of training!


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RENDERING REALISTIC GLASS AND LIQUID

When it comes to photo realism in 3D graphics, one of the hardest things to achieve is believable glass and liquid surfaces. Add some ice into the mix, and the level of complexity skyrockets. This tutorial is going to make all that a thing of the past. In this video you get 2 hours of training in the creation of realistic refraction, reflection and caustics, the staples of making photo real glass, water, ice and more.

Learn how to render realistic glass and reflections in modo

You will not only learn the best way to create glass objects, but delve into all the settings that make for great reflections and refraction in your surfaces. You will learn how to combine lights with luminous polygons for visual realism and how to add those little touches, like water condensation, that take your realistic image to the next level!

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED

  • Creating glass surfaces!
  • Refraction depth and roughness
  • absorption and dispersion
  • Reflections and fresnel
  • mesh paint for water drops
  • Combining area lighting with visible polygons
  • Displacements for ice surfaces

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes incremental iterations of the construction of the scene for your study! Featuring over 2 hours of training!


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LIGHTING FROM THE BEGINNING


This is a training video of considerable depth. Not only do you get 2 hours of video tutorial on lighting in modo, you get to learn the fundamentals of lighting as applied in the real world, in movies, television and even painting. This video starts you out at the beginning, looking at each individual light type available in modo and explains what the light does and what it can be used for. Moreover, this video goes into depth on the parameter panels of each light and teaches you what you need to know to get the most out of lighting your own images.

Learn horror movie lighting in modo

That's only the beginning! Getting more advanced, this video will begin to delve into different lighting setups. You will learn how to bring depth to your subjects the same as would be done in the photography studio or on the movie set. Start with a basic 3 point lighting setup and learn how you can branch out from there. Create dramatic effects or horror movie night lighting, and learn how you can employ the different lights available in modo to bring your images to a new level. Learn how to use Global Illumination, and then learn how to fake Global Illumination by controlling all the lights yourself and save on precious render time.


Learn how to use objects as lights in modo

Modo Compatibility: 801, 701, 601, 501
Project Contents: All the necessary files are provided.

TOPICS & TOOLS COVERED


  • How to fake global illumination
  • Creating objects as lights
  • volumetric lighting
  • Giving lights radius for realistic effects
  • How samples effect render time and quality
  • How to setup a 3 point lighting model
  • Dramatic lighting like in film and television

WHO IS THE TEACHER?

Terrence Walker is a published manga artist and animator having written the global manga World of Hartz for TOKYOPOP and responsible for the independent animated short films Shadowskin and Understansing Chaos, which changed the indie animation world forever. He also worked as a 3D digital artist, in Hollywood, for studios such as Sony, Warner Bros. and NBC/Universal on multiple television and feature film products.

Video is delivered by download in 1280 x 720, high definition, H.264, Quicktime format, playable on the
free quicktime player from Apple. Includes seamless and skull head files for your study! Featuring 120 minutes of training!


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