Daz and Maya

mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
edited December 1969 in Art Studio

I downloaded Maya last night and started messing with it this morning. I wanted to share some of my findings and a few things I tried with you guys. First I exported The Mech Inforcer from Daz first and then imported it to Maya. I added some lighting and a camera. Shot (1) is one spot light, one point light, and one area light, all white lights. No camera adjustments and I hadn't quite figured out the render engine yet.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (2) is the same lighting but the camera is imoprted from Daz as well, I backed out the camera and added a floor section from the Iron Fort.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (3) I added one of the signs from Urban Future and shrunk it down to see what the textures looked liks, added 2 directional lights and removed the other lights but messed up some of the render settings and couldn't even see it.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (4) I really went through the render settings and figured out the ray-traced shadows, 3D production quality anti-aliasing and used most of the high settings that I understood.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (5) I changed one of the distant lights to light yellow, left the other one white, and removed the shadow from it so I only had one shadow on the wall.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (6) I changed one of the distant lights to simulate the sky and added some clouds and dust (not much).

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (7) I removed the clouds and dust from the light (but you can still see some of the blue in the front of the gatling gun and on most of the edges.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (8) I moved the camera in and turned on the depth but got the focal distance wrong.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited May 2013

    Shot (9) I moved the camera and still didn't realize my focal distance was wrong but got the mech's right shoulder and the sign in focus.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (10) is the same shot just moved the camera in some more (still the same focal distance).

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Shot (11) I changed the focal distance and got the gun tips pretty close. I think I am going to continue learning on Maya for my renders and scenes. Thanks for checking it out!

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited May 2013

    I figured out how to enable the mental ray rendering plug-in today in Maya. It took me most of the day to import all of the pieces of The Fort and he Shuttlestar from Daz and put them together in Maya. I added 2 cameras and turned on the indirect lighting physical sun and sky. I left the settings completely default for the physical sun and sky (there are tons of settings). I would say that the render settings for the mental ray in these shots are low/med-med as far as I can tell (there a sooooo many settings). The ray-traced shadows and ambient occlusion are on. After figuring out a few more issues I set up this shot so I could see how the position of the light would affect to the scene. It is amazing. The sun basically starts in shot 1 from behind you in the right fourth of the image and ends in shot 5 just to the ledt of the tower. Maya is awesome so far. The interface is layed out so well and Daz products are working perfectly as far as I can tell.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Here is one more a bit closer to the shuttle.

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  • tsaristtsarist Posts: 957
    edited December 1969

    I like what you've done mxstylie.

    I have often thought about trying to put Daz models into Maya.

    Looks good

  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Thanks tsarist. I appreciate the comment. So much more to learn :ohh:

  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Messing with some city blocks yesterday. I won't bore you with all 10 shots of this same scene. I am working on some clouds now with the 3D fluid containers. Hope to have some decent clouds later today. We'll see.

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  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Okay two more.

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  • Norse GraphicsNorse Graphics Posts: 0
    edited December 1969

    mxstylie said:
    Here is one more a bit closer to the shuttle.

    This looks pretty good.

  • mxstyliemxstylie Posts: 114
    edited December 1969

    Thank you Norse G.

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