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Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering by Aaron W. Powell

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Chapter 3. Ambient Lighting Techniques in Blender

Ambient lighting is becoming an increasingly popular form of lighting in the computer graphics industry. Thanks to the hard work put in by the Blender developers, Blender v2.5 has three ambient lighting features, two of which have been added with the production of the Blender Institute's Sintel movie.

  • Ambient occlusion
  • Environment Lighting
  • Indirect Lighting

Note

The Blender Foundation, the organization behind Blender's development, introduced the concept of an "open movie" in 2005 with the production of Elephants Dream. It was a short animated film produced by the Foundation to test and improve Blender in a production environment. What makes the movie "open" is the fact that not only did the Foundation ...

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