Understanding the difference made by light falloff


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Understanding the difference made by light falloff

Common sense tells you that light from a single source, whether it's an incandescent bulb, LED light fixture, of the sun, doesn't travel on infinitely without losing its intensity, but until now that's how lights have behaved in the world of After Effects. In fact, real world light decays according very specific and consistent rules, which you can now emulate in the software or you can instead make up your own rules. In this slide, you see how a spotlight has looked in previous versions of After Effects.

This has been your only option and any decrease that you see in the intensity along the back wall there is due to the angle of the light rather than the distance from that light. You can see that because the pool of light that's glancing against the floor there is actually equal in intensity to the light up at the top. In fact if anything it looks brighter. One added option in After Effects CS5.5 is Linear Light. With this option you can determine both the size of the li...

Understanding the difference made by light falloff
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Understanding the difference made by light falloff provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Mark Christiansen as part of the After Effects CS5.5 New Features

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