Using final gathering for indirect lighting


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Using final gathering for indirect lighting

Another way to create indirect lighting effects in a scene is to use what's known as Final Gathering. In this scene here, I am going to create a render. I have a single, direct, shadow-casting light here, this direct light at the top of the room. And I want to create a test render, and this is what we get. You see shadows created by that light coming in here and casting on this sphere and on the ground. This white color that you see in the hole, and then roof is actually created in the camera settings.

Under the Camera Shape tab, I have Environment set to a white color, so that we can clearly see this opening. To activate Final Gathering, I am going to go to the Render Settings. And in the Indirect Lighting tab, under Final Gathering, I am just going to turn on Final Gathering and use the default settings as they are right now. And I am going to create a test render. You'll notice a few things.

As it is right now with the default settings, it's fairly dim, but you can see some re...

Using final gathering for indirect lighting
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Using final gathering for 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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