Arnold Area Lights in Autodesk Maya

  • ‘Arnold’ > ‘Lights’ > Several options
  • Mesh light: Use an object as a light! Very handy
  • Area Light will be used the most
  • Click on Area Light
  • Open the attribute editor, to see the light settings
    – Most of the settings are the same as the Maya lights
    – Light Shape: Change the shape of the light
      + Cylinder – Great for tube lights as they emit light from a tube shape
      + Disk – Any disk shape light, ceiling lights perhaps
    – Samples: Increasing this changes the quality