Join Aaron F. Ross for an in-depth discussion in this video Laying out the scene, part of 3ds Max: Advanced Lighting (2017).
- [Instructor] I'd like to take a few minutes…to look at the layout I'm providing…for the chapter on exterior day lighting.…Layout and lighting are inextricably linked.…You must have a good layout in order…to achieve a good lighting solution.…What I've done in this case…is to optimize this outdoor scene…for the camera's point of view.…Let's load that camera into an unused view port.…I'll go for this front view here.…Click on Front and choose PhysCamera001,…and then press the F3 key to show shading in that view port,…and show safe frames as well with Shift F.…
That'll cropt to the current render aspect ratio.…Additionally, let's select the camera in the top view,…and now we see the blue lines indicating…the camera's field of view or its frustum.…It shows us exactly what is in the camera's field of view…and what is not,…and if we back out in this top view with the mouse wheel,…we can see that I've got a couple pieces of geometry.…A near or close piece of ground,…and a far piece of terrain.…
And they're both being displaced.…
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 (2017)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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