When lighting a scene, you may have to make the choice between physically accurate, or photometric lighting, and lighting for the best possible look. In this video, George discusses the benefits and limitations of each method.
- [Instructor] Before you start lighting a scene, … you will need to make a decision … about how you want to light your scene. … Do you want to use real-world lighting? … Or do you want to be a little bit more casual … and just light to make the scene look good? … Now, if you want to use real-world lighting, … typically, you want to use a lighting model … that matches that of the architecture … that we're using so that you can get real-world renders … of what it will exactly look like. … And for that, you'll want to be using Photometric lights. … Now if we go over to the Create panel to Lighting, … you'll see that 3ds Max has a number of different ones. … At the top of the list is Photometric lights. … And these are real-world lights … that actually match lights that you can buy off the shelf. … And this will allow you to light the scene exactly the way … that it is lit in reality. … Now, one of the things I find is that this method … can be a little bit restrictive in terms of creativity. …
- 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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