When creating realistic renders, the light from the environment plays a large role in illumination. In this video, George shows how to use an HDR file to create light in V-Ray with a dome light.
- I've now added in my environment and if we do a quick … render you'll see that the environment … does show through the windows but it's … not really adding a lot of light to the scene. … Really, all we're getting is some basic light … from the overhead lights which are self illuminating … as well as some light from the environment. … Now, I would like this environment to reflect … a little bit more on the floor. … And we can do that by adding in … some additional environmental lighting. … We're going to do this using a VRay dome light. … So, let's actually hop out to a top view port here. … I'm going to go into my create panel … and let's make sure we're in lighting, VRay, … and we're going to create a VRay light. … Now, the light we're going to create … is a dome light, and this provides environmental lighting. … So I'm just going to click, really anywhere in the scene. … Somewhere here in the front yard is a good place. … Now, this is an environmental light, … so the positioning doesn't really matter …
- 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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