Lighting the model


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Lighting the model

The next step to preparing the 3D model for rendering and eventual compositing is to match the lighting. I want to match the Maya lights to the lighting that's actually contained in the video footage, in other words, the real world lighting. So you can look at the footage and determine how many lights you have and what their functions are. And often when you discuss lighting, you talk about lights as it being the key light, or fill light, or a back light. Key light is the most intense light in the scene, it's your main light. The fill light is a secondary source. Often this is a weaker light and often this light is bounced off something like a wall.

The third light, which is sometimes there and sometimes not, is a backlight. That's a light that will be coming from behind the character or from behind the object. So let's take a look at the footage. So if I maximize this frame, here, I can see that the light is coming over her left shoulder. And I can tell that by the shadow on her nose...

Lighting the model
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Lighting the model provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Lee Lanier as part of the Maya Rendering for After Effects Composites

Subjects:
3D + Animation Video
Software:
After Effects Maya
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