When rendering for daylight, the exterior environment will play a large role in the mood of the scene as well as the light illuminating the scene. George shows how to choose an environment, then adds it to the scene to create the impression of morning light in this video.
- [Instructor] Now that we have the camera in the scene, … we can start to light. … Now, the first thing I start with is the environment. … Now we are lighting this particular image for sunrise. … So we want morning light. … So for my background image, I'm going to choose this. … This is an HDR file. … It's a 32 bit file. … Now we are setting our scene, actually, in the mountains. … There will be pine trees, … but we actually have a beach scene for the sky, … and that may confuse some people. … But the thing is, is that I really am just … going to show the sky, and I really like the sky … and the clouds and the way this particular image looks. … So, we're actually going to obscure the rest of this image … and just use the part of it we like, … which is the sun in this part of the sky. … So let's go ahead and start lighting the scene … by adding this as an environment. … We add in our environment as go under Rendering, … Environment, and then in our background image, … I'm going to add in an Environment Map. …
- Types of exposure compensation
- Whether to use photometric lighting
- Adding sunlight
- Adjusting auxiliary lights
- Balancing lights
- Rendering passes using State Sets
- Adding an ambient occlusion pass
- Adding reflection and selection pass
- Creating and adjusting flames
- Simulating firelight
- Illuminating a floor lamp
- Rendering for mattes
Skill Level Intermediate
V-Ray Next for 3ds Max Essential Trainingwith Brian Bradley6h 13m Intermediate
V-Ray: Control Color Bleed in SketchUpwith Brian Bradley1h 2m Intermediate
3ds Max: Substance to V-Ray Workflowswith Brian Bradley1h 35m Intermediate
1. Setting Up the Scene
2. Lighting for Daytime
3. Daytime Rendering and Compositing
4. Lighting for Night
5. Night Rendering and Compositing
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