These are my notes from some Digital Tutors tutorials I did a while back but hadn’t put a lot into practice until this project.
Introduction to Lighting in Maya (2014) Available at:
This was a simple introduction to lighting that went into the different types of lights (helpful especially for spot lights) and shadows.
Studio Lighting Techniques in Maya (2012) Available at:
This was mostly useful for helping me see how real world scale affects lighting. I made Snappy about 180cm in our scene and scaled everything relative to him.
Introduction to Mental Ray in Maya 2014 (2013) Available at:
This introduced a lot of new concepts to me like some of the physics of light, rendering with global illumination and final gather, gamma correction and using a linear workflow and working with displacement maps exported from another program into Maya.