Creating depth with lights and shadows


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Creating depth with lights and shadows

When adding lights to a scene, there are two major factors, the light properties and how the objects will react to that light. Let's get started by opening the Project pane. Press F5 on your keyboard and you'll notice we have a Camera and a Text Group that contains a bunch of layers of text and a Floor object. Now as you can see, without lights, this really doesn't have very much life. So let's get started by adding a light. Go up to the Object pulldown menu at the top of your screen and choose New Light and you notice the light automatically got added and then the screen went completely black.

This is because there is no auto- lighting feature built into Motion. So whenever you add a light, you need to make sure that you light the entire scene. Since we're talking about that, let's open the HUD so I can show you all of the different types of lights in Motion. So you notice, by default, when you create a new light, creates what's called a Point light, which funct...

Creating depth with lights and shadows
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Creating depth with lights and shadows provides you with in-depth training on Video. Taught by Ian Robinson as part of the Motion 4 Essential Training

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