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Essential CG Lighting Techniques with 3ds Max, 3rd Edition by Darren Brooker

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‘And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better.’

Ellen DeGeneres (attributed)

 

 

 

Real world lighting explained

Light dictates our activities, influences our frame of mind and affects the way we perceive all manner of things. However, we are so accustomed to light that not many of us often really stop to consider it, even though it is fundamental to human existence. Whilst it may be true that a lot of CG lighting artists work long hours, so they see less natural daylight than a lot of people, but an understanding ...

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