The lighting in the scene can be enhanced through compositing the correct render elements. Discover how to use the Raw Lighting element in V-Ray to create more vivid lighting.
- [Instructor] In addition to reflections, … we can also affect the lighting of the scene, … and we can use the lighting layer, … which is essentially a raw lighting element, to do that. … Now, when I turn on this lighting layer, … you can see it's basically a grayscale image. … Now, again, this came in just a little bit dark, … so we can affect this layer … by either doing an Auto Contrast … or by going into Levels and just adjusting that. … So I'm going to go ahead and adjust the levels … so it's just a little bit brighter, … and that'll give us a little bit more control over this. … So I'm essentially adjusting that middle slider … on Levels down just a bit. … Now, once I have this, … I can use it to affect the overall lighting. … Now, this can be handled with blending modes. … Now, by default, … if I turn my opacity all the way up, … the image goes gray, … so the normal blending mode … is not really what we want to use. … So I like Soft Light, … so let's go ahead and turn that on, …
- 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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