Autodesk 3ds Max
Posted by Shane Griffith, 11 December 2010 6:00 pm
I just had a chance to check out the Studio Light Rig from A&G Tool Co. It's a great new tool-set that makes studio lighting in Max easy and fun.
It comes with several light types and cyc walls and a simple gui that is easy to understand. It supports both mental ray and Vray renderers and network rendering is free. What I liked about it was how easy it was to get great results quickly. The light types and templates are perfect for product or vehicle renders. I could see this tool working for the entertainment folks or the design visualization groups. The lights also have these nice little imperfections (wrinkles, gradients) that make them ultra-realistic in your reflections.
A&G Tool Co. has also taken the time to set up five scenes with light rigs already set up for you, this creates an almost single step process to setup a scene for high quality output or to tweak to your own needs. They also have some great training that covers some studio lighting basics. Good stuff. A very easy way to enhance your studio renders and should easily pay for itself in time saved on just one project. Big thumbs up.
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