When rendering for daylight, the exterior environment plays a large role in the mood of the scene as well as the light illuminating the scene. George shows how to choose an environment, then adds it to the scene to create the impression of morning light.
- [Instructor] Now that we have the camera in the scene, … we can start to light. … Now, the first thing I start with is the environment. … Now, we are lighting this particular image for sunrise, … so we want morning light. … So for my background image, I'm going to choose this. … This is an HDR file. … It's a 32-bit file. … Now, we are setting our scene actually in the mountains. … There will be pine trees, … but we actually have a beach scene here for the sky, … and that may confuse some people … but the thing is is that I really am just going … to show the sky, and I really like the sky and the clouds … and the way this particular image looks. … So we're actually going to obscure the rest of this image … and just use the part of it we like, … which is the sun and this part of the sky. … So let's go ahead and start lighting the scene … by adding this as an environment. … We add in our environment … as go under Rendering, Environment. … And then in our background image, … I'm going to add in an Environment Map. …
- Using exposure compensation
- Using photometric lighting
- Adding sunlight
- Adjusting auxiliary lights
- Balancing lights
- Daytime rendering
- Compositing in Photoshop
- Nighttime lighting
- Night rendering and compositing
- Adding reflections and final touches
Skill Level Intermediate
V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Essential Trainingwith Brian Bradley6h 13m Intermediate
3ds Max: Substance to V-Ray Workflowswith Brian Bradley1h 35m Intermediate
1. Setting Up the Scene
2. Lighting for Daytime
3. Daytime Rendering and Compositing
4. Lighting for Night
5. Night Rendering and Compositing
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