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Autodesk 3ds Max 2013 Essentials by Randi L. Derakhshani, Dariush Derakhshani

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Chapter 14

Introduction to Lighting: Interior Lighting

Light reveals the world around us and defines shape, color, and texture. Lighting is the most important aspect of CG, and it simply cannot be mastered at a snap of the fingers. The trick to correctly lighting a CG scene is to understand how light works and to see the visual nuances it has to offer.

In this chapter, you will study the various tools used to light in Autodesk® 3ds Max® software. This chapter will serve as a primer on this important aspect of CG. It will start you on the path by showing you the tools available and giving you opportunities to begin using them.

Topics in this chapter include the following:

  • Three-point lighting
  • 3ds Max lights
  • Standard lights
  • Lighting a still life ...

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