Join Donovan Keith for an in-depth discussion in this video Choosing a global illumination mode for animated scenes, part of Production Rendering Techniques in Cinema 4D.
With all of the different approaches to Global Illumination in CINEMA 4D, it can seem a little…intimidating to pick a GI mode even.…With any luck, after this video, it will be a much easier choice.…Let's go ahead and take a look at the GI mode in our Render Settings.…Right now I've got it set to Still Image.…So, when I render this image, my viewport first renders a pre-pass where it is adding in sample points.…Each pass adds in another sample point, trying to figure out where the illumination in my…scene is coming from, and then it renders out a smooth and clean finish render.…
Now, when I try and render out an animation with this mode, what it does is it renders…out a pre-pass for each frame, and then it renders the individual frames one after the…other, much like what we saw in our Editor View.…In fact, there's really no difference, in fact, there is no relationship between the frames.…The sample points are all original between each frame.…What this can sometimes lead to is a flickering.…So, let's take a look at a finished animation, and these are all rendered at fairly low resolution…
- Modifying depth of field
- Animating rack focus
- Using blurry transparency to create frosted glass
- Understanding global illumination
- Setting up HDRI lighting
- Optimizing render sampling settings
- Preventing over-/underexposure with color mapping
- Using negative lights to selectively darken parts of scenes
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Physical Renderer
2. Global Illumination
3. Image Sweetening
4. Strategies for Speeding Up Renders
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