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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

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting analysis

As mental ray gets increasingly easier to use and more consistently integrated into 3ds Max, its benefits are becoming ever more apparent and more widely understood. These benefits are perhaps most clearly illustrated in the Lighting Analysis Assistant, which features in the Design flavor of 3ds Max. Taking full advantage of mental ray’s physical approach to lighting, the Lighting Analysis Assistant is actually ...

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