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Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering by Aaron W. Powell

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Let's review!

Congratulations! We've successfully lit our first scene! We've also learned a lot during the process, so let's take some time and review it. Throughout the course of this project, we've looked at:

  • Establishing a workflow
  • Questions we should ask ourselves before lighting a scene
  • How to add and edit lamps in Blender and how to effectively set up a 3-Point light rig, based on our object's environment
  • How ambient occlusion works and how we can best apply it to our scene
  • How to add and edit materials and textures in Blender

Reviewing our workflow

The importance of developing a good, efficient workflow cannot be stressed enough. Once we have a workflow in place, our projects become much more productive and we'll find we can get more done much ...

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