Lighting for a camera is important, so before lighting can begin, the camera should be placed in the scene to give a sense of where the lights should be placed. George shows the basics of V-Ray cameras and how to place a camera for this kitchen scene.
- [Instructor] Now let's light a scene for daytime. … Before we add any lights, we will need to add a camera … to the scene so that we have a good reference … for where to place the lights. … It's always a good idea to light … for a specific camera angle. … That way, you get the maximum effect of the lights. … So, we're going to use a V-Ray camera, … but before we do that, let's just get a sense … for various places we can place the camera … so that we can get different angles. … Now, I'm going to go into this perspective view … and just use my standard 3ds Max navigation controls here. … Now, when we look at a scene like this, … we're going to be doing the kitchen … and the dining room in this scene, … we can move the camera almost anywhere, … and sometimes that can be a little bit confusing. … It's like, where do I place my camera? … Well, one of the first things you want to understand is, … what story are you trying to tell? … You know, are we telling the story about the kitchen itself, …
- 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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