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Figures, Characters, and Avatars, Second Edition by Les Pardew

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9Lighting

Lighting is one of the most important things to consider when setting up a scene for a picture or animation. In life as in virtual settings, we need light to see. Without it, everything would be black. Light is what defines our visual world.

This chapter covers lighting as it relates to creating pictures in DAZ Studio. To do this, we’ll start with an overview of how light works in the real world. Having a clear understanding of light in life will help you to simulate it in your art. Then we’ll learn how to add lights to your scenes in DAZ Studio.

Light in Life

One of the first things that you need to understand about light is that it travels in a straight path. As light leaves an emission source, it does so in a straight course until ...

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