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CINEMA 4D, 3rd Edition by Anne Powers, Kent McQuilkin

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6

Better under Lights

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CINEMA 4D includes a default light every time you open a new scene. Light can be used to invoke drama, enhance modeling and spatial depth, paint a scene with color, influence textures, draw the viewer’s eye to specific focal points and much more. Lights are also instrumental in creating mood, environment and visual effects. In this chapter, we will cover many of the different uses of light for effects and some of the basic light setups including Global Illumination.

Creating and Animating a SearchLight

Open the LightHouse_Start.c4d file located in the Better_Under_Lights folder.

Step 1 Add a light to the scene. Name ...

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