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Born in Milan, Italy, he moved to the U.S. in order to study animation at Ringling College of Art and Design. After a brief experience in Pixar and Dreamworks he graduated and started working at Blue Sky Animation Studios where he currently helps making movies. He is often found doodling or otherwise painting.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Renderman for Maya Lighting and Compositing Video Tutorial

Hello Friends, I recorded a new Lighting & Compositing tutorial using renderman for maya and after effects.


I go over techniques I usually use to block a shot in and quickly get a feeling for it with as few lights as possible.
I explain how to apply the linear workflow on textures in order to get more natural lighting.
I finally show how to break down the shots into passes and composite them together in After Effects.

I hope you enjoy!


Ajit Singh Yadav said...

Thanks a lot, very helpful

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Michael Sauls said...

Thanks Fran!!!! We all appreciate your help =)

Let us know when we can return the favor and go over your guy's film.

Or at least cook ya another meal :D

Dawid said...

Hey thanks you so much for this video! This was exactly what I needed since I am using Renderman for Maya for my Uni animation project! Thanks again for sharing your amazing skills and experience! Anyway love your art man, I just became you fan! :)

Terrance Lewis said...

How did you create the shaders?