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

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‘The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.’

Albert Einstein

 

 

 

 

 

Visual hooks

Generally speaking, the lighting artist wields far more influence than the majority of his co-workers when it comes to shaping the atmosphere of a production. His decisions set the mood of the story and can directly affect our perception of the characters and the overall mood of the script. However, often the creative vision of a script goes somewhere beyond our everyday reality and into the realm of what I once heard referred to as ‘cartoon physics’. This is arguably more often than not ...

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