My Quick Guide to setup GI in Houdini Mantra

Posted on Sunday, 1 March 2009
IDS 2009 : Cologne
Work Trip: Seattle, WA, USA

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My quick Guide to setting up Global Illumination in Houdini Mantra:

  • In shop: shop -> Mantra Light -> VEX Global Illumination.
  • In obj: obj -> (TAB Menu) -> Light Template
  • In the new Light Templates Settings: Light -> Render -> Shaders: Open floating operator chooser. Select shop -> v_gilight
  • (optional) Configure v_gilight as you wish; for faster rendering start with a low Sampling Quality (for example 8 or 16). For later renderings bump up to for example 256).
  • (optional) Render your scene (perhaps for testing add some additional lights like spotlights).

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IDS 2009 : Cologne
Work Trip: Seattle, WA, USA

Anders is the Founder and Owner at Sundstedt Animation, where he creates handcrafted animated explainer videos, music videos and whiteboard videos. He lives in Glasgow, Scotland and enjoys film and photography. You can follow him on LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter.

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