Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding lens effects: Glow, part of 3ds Max: Advanced Lighting (2017).
- [Instructor] To finish our chapter on studio lighting…and special effects, let's look at adding lens effects,…or lens flares and glows.…This is something that's quite often done…in post-production,…especially if you're rendering out to high dynamic range,…but if you're rendering to standard dynamic range,…and you want to automate the process…of adding lens flares, et cetera,…then lens effects might be helpful.…Because of their antique vintage,…lens effects have some limitations.…Most notably, they are resolution-dependent.…
That means, the look of the lens effects…depends on the resolution of your rendering.…If you change the resolution, then you change the look.…So we need to set up the resolution…before we begin playing with lens effects.…Let's go into the Render Setup dialog.…In the Common tab, I currently have an Output Size…of 570 by 320,…but to accurately test the lens effects,…I want to do my testing…at full production render resolution.…
I've got a preset over here, 1360 by 768.…Another limitation of lens effects…
AuthorAaron F. Ross
- Photometric lighting and gamma correction
- High dynamic range and exposure control
- Global illumination
- Exterior daylight
- Image-based lighting
- Atmospheric effects
- Geometric backdrops and self-illumination
- Hiding the background for compositing
- Interior daylight
- Studio soft lighting
- Importing photometric data
- Light and shadow exclusion
- Mapping light with Projector Map
- Lens Effects
Skill Level Advanced
3ds Max: Advanced Materials (2017)with Aaron F. Ross2h 34m Intermediate
3ds Max 2017 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross9h 50m Appropriate for all
2. Exterior Daylight
3. Photometric Interiors
Importing photometric data3m 48s
4. Studio Lighting and Effects
Next steps1m 8s
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