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Blender 2.5 Lighting and Rendering by Aaron W. Powell

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Hybrid lighting in the real world

Although it's possible to find real situations that are only lit through one style of lighting (indoor vs. outdoor), it's much more common to come across environments that are affected by light from both areas to different degrees. This can include a garage with the door left open, the underside of a bridge, or the overhang in front of a building.

The following is an example of an environment lit by both artificial and natural light sources:

Hybrid lighting in the real world

Finding the right mix

The first thing we notice about scenes like the garage in the image above is that ambient light plays a larger role in lighting the environment than the ...

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