When rendering for night, the exterior environment plays a large role in the mood of the scene as well as the light illuminating the scene. George shows how to choose an environment, then adds it to the scene.
- [Instructor] Now let's light a scene for night time. … Night time lighting is a little bit different … than day time lighting in that … we really don't have the sun as a light source. … So a lot of the light in the scene … is not going to come from outside, … it will be from the interior lighting. … Now this particular scene that we have is of a living room, … that has a fire place which will provide a source of light. … As well as this large floor lamp, another source of light. … And then we have some lights along the ceiling … as well as environmental and fill light. … Now before we set up anything, we will need … to set up an environment. … Now the environment will provide a little bit of light … for our scene, as well as a background to Render against. … Now we can set up our environment by going into Rendering, … Environment, and then under Environment Map all we … have to do is select the Bit Map. … Now the Bit Map I am selecting is this one here, … its a Tif file which is a 16 Bit file. …
- 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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