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Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering by Aaron W. Powell

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Chapter 5. Indoor Lighting: Setting Up

Now that we're familiar with how to light a scene with the characteristics of outdoor lighting, it's time to take the next step and look at lighting interior spaces. Many of the techniques we used to light our last scene will transfer to this project quite nicely. However, there are some important differences that we're going to have to discuss that are unique to interior lighting. We're going to take a look at:

  • Setting up our scene for use with a complex lighting system
  • Implementing a more complex lighting system
  • Setting up lights to reflect artificial lights in our scene, intuitively

Let's get started!

The first few steps

Before we begin, we need to know what our scene looks like. If you haven't already, go ...

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