Below is an image rendered in Mental Ray in Maya 2013. What is the difference between the football on the left and the one on the right? 8 hours of Render time. The only thing different between … Continue reading
Little test I worked on a while ago to sharpen my skills in rendering SSS. Rendered in Mental Ray 2012. The liquid in the bottle was physical SSS, the orange was fast skin. Minute Maid Test from Jonathan Beals on … Continue reading
Hinge Digital was able to do a couple of commercial for Cox. I have to say, this was one of my most favorite commercials to be a part of it. It was a lot of fun, and the characters have … Continue reading
Here are some product renders I did for Microsft earlier this year with my company. I was responsible for the lighting, shading, rendering, and some compositing.
This is a screen grab from a recent independent film I got to work on. I did all of the look dev, shading, lighting, rendering, and a lot of texture work. Click on … Continue reading
As I’ve talked with many friends about aliasing/sampling issues, I’ve found that not everyone is on the same page (including my self), and unless you are an advanced user of Mental Ray, you’re not quite too sure where to begin … Continue reading
This used to be in my tutorials section, but there are so many tutorials out there, I didn’t see the need to write one up again. So instead, here is a wireframe script for maya and Mental Ray. It creates … Continue reading
This is one shot of a spot that my company did as an internal project to display our abilities in other areas other than character work. I modeled, lit, textured, shaded, rendered, and composited this shot. This shot was … Continue reading
Untitled from Jonathan Beals on Vimeo. This was my first project for Hinge Digital. My task was to texture, shade, light, and render a photo realistic shoe in one week using Maya and Mental Ray. I had just come … Continue reading
It has been well over a year since I have posted anything, and as anyone in the industry knows, it is hard to find time to do anything outside of work. I planned on just nuking my site and blog … Continue reading
Untitled from Jonathan Beals on Vimeo.