I found this six part interior 3d lighting tutorial a few days ago by Florian Wild. I’m not a Maya or Mental Ray user but there is a lot to learn from this great resource, that can be implemented in any other package, even if two years old! There is also the story behind the writing of these tutorials and how it came to be if you have the patience to follow the CGTalk thread… Have fun!
CGtalk thread – http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=43&t=557221
- Original concept and geometry – Richard Tilbury
- Original idea – Tom Greenway
- Editor – Chris Perrins
- Tutorial – Florian Wild