Special effects such as fire and flames may need special attention while finalizing the image. Learn how to separate out the flames in the fireplace and make them glow.
- [Instructor] Now, another thing we can do … is adjust the flames a little bit. … Now, if I zoom in on these flames, … you'll see that, … well, they're kind of sharp around the edges. … And if we were to photograph these, … a lot of times we would get kind of blurry edges … because of the speed of the shutter … as well as the glow of the fire. … So we can create that effect doing a number of methods. … Now, one of the first things you might think is, … well, I'll just select the geometry. … I'll use my wire color select layer to select that. … But as you can see, … the window of the fireplace … or the glass in front of the fireplace … is preventing us from seeing that geometry. … And the same goes for the Z depth. … So we're probably going to just have to do this … the old-fashioned way … and just do it by hand. … So let's go down to our main layer here, … and I'm just going to zoom in … and do some selections. … I can use my magic wand tool, … set my tolerance pretty high, … select it this way, …
- 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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