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

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‘I never saw an ugly thing in my life: for let the form of an object be what it may — light, shade, and perspective will always make it beautiful.’

John Constable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Learning to light

There’s no tool quite as powerful in reinforcing the mood of a scene and creating an emotional connection with your audience as lighting and this is as true for cinematography and photography as it is for CG. If your lighting successfully achieves this emotional link, the way in which it was set-up is largely unimportant. However, the fact that there are so many different methods in CG of arriving at a ...

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