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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 8Light Placement

Figure 8.1 Characteristic top-down light in The Godfather (1972) hides Don Corleone’s eyes, making his thoughts inscrutable (courtesy of Everett Collection).

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“Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.”

—Albert Einstein

IN THIS CHAPTER:

8.1 DirectionThe visual effects of light direction.

8.2 DistanceThe visual effects of light distance.

8.3 Making It RightWorkflow and tips for correctly placing lights, including how to best place lights when things are animating.

The placement of your lights is their position and orientation in space. Placement is usually the first thing set once the light is added to the ...

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