Creating a target spotlight


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Creating a target spotlight

Now we are ready to add lighting to our flying logo project. So I am going to use Standard lights in this case, and I want to create a so-called key light, which is the primary source of illumination in a scene. So in the terminology of film, video, and photography, a key light is the most important light source, the one that's going to generate highlights and shadows, as opposed to a fill light, which is just sort of filling in the shadows. So for a key light, I'll usually use a spotlight, and spotlight is going to illuminate the scene, sending out light in a cone shape.

You will notice that there are two flavors of spotlight. There's Target Spot and Free Spot. Target Spots are a lot easier to work with, because it gives you a target or aim point that you can manipulate in order to point the light in a certain direction, which is easier than a Free Spot, because with a Free Spot, you have to rotate it. So I am going to do a Target Spot. So I will click that button, and then...

Creating a target spotlight
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Creating a target spotlight provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Aaron F. Ross as part of the 3ds Max 2011 Essential Training

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3D + Animation
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3ds Max
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