Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Color temperature, part of 3ds Max: Advanced Lighting (2017).
- Our final core concept for Advanced Lighting…is color temperature.…What we perceive as color is actually…wavelengths, or frequencies, of light.…When we see white light…that's a combination of all wavelengths combined at once.…That's considered perfectly white.…But in the real world, light sources…are almost never perfectly white.…But we don't usually notice, because our eyes…adapt really well.…A real-world camera or a 3D rendering needs to be calibrated…to the color of light in the scene to accommodate…for the way our eyes adapt and a camera doesn't.…
We need to tell the camera or the renderer…what our reference white point is.…And to do that, we can provide a color temperature value…which is measured in degrees Kelvin.…These numbers are derived…from a hypothetical black body experiment.…If we took a perfectly black object…and heated it to different temperatures…it would glow at different colors.…At a lower temperature, it would glow in orange.…It would be a "warm" color.…As we increase the temperature…on the hypothetical black body, it will glow white,…
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 2017 Essential Trainingwith Aaron F. Ross9h 50m Intermediate
3ds Max: Advanced Materials (2017)with Aaron F. Ross2h 34m Intermediate
2. Exterior Daylight
3. Photometric Interiors
Importing photometric data3m 48s
4. Studio Lighting and Effects
Next steps1m 8s
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