Learning Scenes

The scenes on this page are to be used as a learning guide for the various components that make up Arnold. Some of the scenes are from some of the other tutorials here and therefore you should visit those tutorials for more information about the contents of the scenes. Feel free to explore the scenes and maybe try to re-create some of the renders on these pages.

Note that these scenes are for learning purposes and therefore contain the bare essentials required for learning MAXtoA. You may be required to use your own HDR maps and texture maps for some of the scenes.

Room Interior

You will need to increase the number of Diffuse samples to reduce Gi Diffuse noise in this interior scene. Note that the gamma in the above image has been adjusted.

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Model Village

This scene is lit with a Skydome light.

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Space Pirate

This model also contains the studio lighting scene.

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Hunter Alien

This scene is kindly provided by Christophe Desse.

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Toy Robot

This scene contains three toy robot models in a studio lighting scene.

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Car Studio Lighting

A collection of car studio lighting scenes that use Quad lights representing large softbox lighting. Basic car geometry supplied for reference positioning.

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Studio Lighting

This scene is taken from the Studio lighting tutorial. This scene mimics a real world photographic studio lighting setup. It contains three area lights representing photographic soft box lighting.

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Wood

The scene is lit with a spot light and volume scattering has been enabled. The leaves have opacity masks with backscattering enabled on their shader.

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Atmosphere Volume

This scene is lit with Point lighting and Atmosphere Volume. The characters have shaders with sub-surface scattering.

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Camera Bokeh

This is a simple scene demonstrating a bokeh lens effect using Arnold's camera depth of field.

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Motion blur

This scene shows the effect that shutter offset (frame) has in relation to camera motion blur.

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Refraction Ray Depth

This scene shows the effect refraction ray depth has on a diamond model that requires many refraction rays to look convincing.

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Procedurals

This scene contains many instanced procedural toy soldier models. More information about this scene can be found in the Introduction to Procedurals tutorial.

Also included is a basic room hdr map that needs to be connected to the Sky Dome Light.

 

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Glass Surfaces

This scene demonstrates the workflow required when rendering glass with liquid surfaces. It includes a refractive glass bowl and water surface. More information about this scene can be found in the 'Rendering Glass surfaces with Arnold' tutorial. Also included is a basic room hdr map that needs to be connected to the Sky.

 

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Vector Displacement

This scene consists of a vector displacement map used to create a sea wave displacement effect. More information about this scene can be found in the 'Rendering an Ocean with Displacement'  tutorial.

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Atmosphere Volume

This simple scene shows the effect of Atmosphere Volume through a window using a disk area light.

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Mesh Light

This scene contains an animated paint fx brush that has been converted to geometry and a mesh light. Play through the time slider to see the animation.

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Cylinder Light

This scene contains a lightsaber lit using a cylinder light in combination with volumetric scattering. The scene contains various render layers demonstrating the various attributes of the cylinder light.

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