Understanding light types


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Understanding light types

In CINEMA 4D, there are several different types of lights, and they're all designed to be used in different situations to help you get just the lighting look that you need. I've got a very simple scene here with a sphere and a floor, and let's add a light to the scene. So underneath the light icon here are the different types of light that you can add, and so let's tear this off. I'm going to highlight this little double line and tear off this menu and have it float as a palette, and that's going to allow me to add the different lights without having to go back to this. I could always close this up and then tear it off again by doing that.

So let's bring that over here to the left-hand side of the window. So the very first type of light we want to add is something called a basic light and it's an omni light. And so if I click that, I get a dark scene. Now, why is that? The reason I get a dark scene is because when CINEMA 4D adds objects, it add...

Understanding light types
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Understanding light types provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Rob Garrott as part of the CINEMA 4D Essentials 4: Materials, Texturing, and Lights

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3D + Animation
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CINEMA 4D
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