Indirect lighting


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Indirect lighting

The other fundamental concept of lighting is indirect lighting. Indirect lighting is created when the photons from a light source enter an environment and then they start to bounce around within that environment, creating essentially ambient lighting. So in this render, we can see an example of direct lighting. There is a light source coming in through this hole in the roof of this little environment, and it's creating cast shadows when it hits the objects in the scene. So this has only direct lighting. When we add indirect lighting, we start to see a variety of different phenomena occurring.

For one thing, this is the same scene with just direct lighting added to it, and we still see our cast shadows from our direct light source, but now we can see that there is light within these shadows, and this is created by photons of light bouncing around, and they hit these surfaces, so there's still a little bit of dim lighting here. You can also see that there's color bleeding. The col...

Indirect lighting
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Indirect lighting provides you with in-depth training on 3D + Animation. Taught by Eric Keller as part of the Lighting and Rendering with mental ray in Maya

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