Setting up the lighting

Let's start with the lights as we always do. For this time in this scene, we will deal with both an exterior and an interior environment.

Getting ready

We will be using a combination of the sun and environment lighting for the general lighting, plus some emitter and a portal for the interior. To start, open the Chapter07.blend file.

How to do it...

  1. Add sun light, and set the rotation to XYZ 2.85, -37, -22. This can be set from the properties panel of the viewport, which can be activated by pressing N. Rotation is in the Transform panel.
    How to do it...
  2. In the Lamp menu, set Shadow Size to 0.05 and Strength to 5. Set color to white. Also make ...

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