Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Color temperature, part of 3ds Max: Advanced Lighting.
- 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: Advanced Materials (2016)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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