Learn about adjusting the lighting in a scene.
- [Instructor] With all the elements in place, it's now time to see how it's going to look when we render the final image. Before we do that, we can check how it's going to look by clicking the little button at the top, which gives us a render preview. Let's click it. We start off with a basic scene, and then it'll add our object to that scene. They appear very rough to start with, but then bit by bit, it refines it until we get a fairly good idea of how it's going to look.
And there is our rendered scene, and it's enough to see, actually it's all looking a bit too dark, so let's see if we can brighten it up. We can leave the render preview open, and let's go back onto our scene. We'll look at the environment, and let's close the top tab, so we can see all the environment controls in here. We can increase the intensity of the light. And as we make those changes, because we've got the render preview window open, it'll automatically update itself as we drag those sliders.
Let's look at this Rotation button. Now, this is not the rotation of the light. It's the rotation of the environment image that's mapped onto it, and as we drag, we can see how that image is moving around, both with the reflections inside the jar and with the shadows that are appearing on top of the bag itself. And once again, that render preview updates to reflect the changes that we make. We can also open the Sunlight tab, and here we can set the height of the sun, and you can see how the shadows are moving around as we drag the slider, and the rotation, in other words, the angle that the sunlight is coming from.
By boosting the cloudiness, we get a more diffuse scene. Less cloudiness means we get stronger shadows. We don't want to adjust the depth of field just yet. We can do that in a later chapter.
- Building a scene
- Adding a primitive object and changing its proportions
- Adjusting lighting and reflection
- Adding a translucent texture to a liquid object
- Importing a custom model and sizing it
- Adjusting the field of view
- Using keyboard shortcuts to improve your workflow
- Using the Magic Wand tool