Arnold Lighting & Lookdev Project:
Responsible for grooming, shading, lighting and compositing
Software: Maya, Nuke, Photoshop
Renderer: Arnold for Maya
Before I started building the scene, I looked closely at the references and took notes of
the type of light sources and the color scheme of the scene.
Grooming the Bear
Xgen Interactive Grooming was used for the bear hair.
Lighting Set Up
The environment/skydome light served as a night skylight. The color and illumination value was set very low.
The main light source was the lamp on the shop window ceiling. This light illuminated most of the objects in the scene.
The second light source was the emission light from the wall lamp outside the shop window. I also added an area light to create the rim effect on the bear.
The LED emission lights became the main light source for the Christmas tree and interior space.
I also added a fill light to illuminate the tree so that it poped up more from the interior space.
Texturing: Mix Shader and Layered Texture
This technique was used when developing the look of festival stickers on the front glass, the red velvet curtains, and the Christmas balls.
Using the window stickers as an example, here are the maps I created in Adobe Illustrator for the sticker shader.
Then I used aiMixShader to mix the glass shader and sticker shader according to the sticker pattern's alpha channel.