Reflections are often hard to control at render time, so a separate reflection element can be very useful for tweaking this part of the image. Explore various ways to enhance and control reflections using render elements.
- [Male] With our layers in place, … we can now move on to actually working … with the composite. … So we're going to start off with the reflection layer. … Now, if I turn on the reflection layer, … you'll see that it looks like this. … Now, this came in a little bit dark … and so I'm just going to do a quick operation … just to get a little bit more contrast in it, … and we're going to select this layer … and then go Image > Auto Contrast … and that'll go ahead and make the image … a full range of colors … and that'll give us a little bit more to work with. … If we were look at the histogram of that image, … it would basically spread out across the entire Spectrum. … Now, once we have this, … we can blend it with the original layer. … So I have this layer … and it looks a little dull. … So let's go ahead and add some reflections … and brighten it up. … So, I'm going to turn this on and we're going to change … the blending to lighten. … And then I'm going to go over to my opacity … and let's turn it all the way down. …
- 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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