Discover what it takes to make great-looking product renders for print, packaging, and online marketing materials. By breaking down and investigating real-world examples and what techniques are used to showcase products in reality, instructor Jesse Flores reveals how to create an effective digital lighting workflow using Maya and V-Ray that offers complete control over the lighting in your scene, as well as how to rebuild renders in post-production as the final stage.
With over four hours of lectures, Product Rendering with V-Ray discusses the importance of how to set up your 3D camera in Maya and explains how various angles affect the value of the products you’re shooting as well as how each decision has an impact on your workflow. The lectures also include lighting techniques using HDR images, light textures, and mesh lights in V-Ray, and how each can successfully showcase details within a product to catch a consumer’s eye. The concluding chapters teach how to composite all of the render layers together in Nuke using Cryptomattes to achieve professional-looking final images.