When creating realistic renders, the light from the environment plays a large role in illumination. In this video, George shows how to use an HDR file to create light in V-Ray with a dome light.
- [Instructor] With our background environment in place, … we do have a little bit of lighting that comes from this. … Now, here's the image that I rendered … using this particular lighting model. … Now this isn't really enough to illuminate the structures, … so I'm going to add in some additional … environmental lighting using a V-Ray dome light. … So, let's go ahead and hop out to a top view port here … and I'm going to go into my create menu, … we're going to go over to lights, V-Ray, … and then we're going to create a V-Ray light. … Now, I'm going to make this a dome light … and we're going to go ahead and just plot that in the scene. … Now, we can put this really anywhere we want in the scene, … it creates a sphere around the scene no matter … what size it is and so the positioning … of this isn't particularly important. … Now, this light will cast from all directions. … So, I want this dome light … to match my environmental lighting. … Now, the easiest way to do that is go into rendering, …
- 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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