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Blender 3D Basics by Gordon Fisher

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Using lighting

In Chapter 3, Controlling the Lamp, the Camera, and Animating Objects and Chapter 5, Building a Simple Boat, we looked at the lights and you got a little chance to play around with them. Now we will take a more in-depth look at using light.

Pop quiz— remembering about lighting

Here's a refresher from what you learned in Chapter 5, Building a Simple Boat to get your mind thinking of light again:

  1. Which light gives the same lighting no matter where the lamp is placed?
    • a. Spot
    • b. Sun
    • c. Area
  2. Which lights are dimmer the farther away the lamp is?
    • a. Spot and Hemi
    • b. Sun and Area
    • b. Point and Spot
  3. The Spot lamp is like a:
    • a. Light bulb
    • b. Theatrical light
    • c. Fluorescent light

Lighting with three lights

The three point lighting method provides a simple ...

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