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

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‘A picture must possess a real power to generate light and for a long time now I’ve been conscious of expressing myself through light or rather in light.’

Henri Matisse

 

 

 

Lights in CG

Lighting a scene is vastly different from merely illuminating it. All that you need to do to illuminate a scene is create a single omni light and it’s illuminated. Lighting is a different matter entirely, relying on the careful reasoned positioning of the various individual sources that make up a lighting scheme.

Every one of your lights should be placed where it is for a specific reason, with the ...

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