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Lesson 18| Light Types

 

Introduction

Lighting is an essential part of the visual process. Without proper lighting, the best models, materials, and camera placements will not create good images. 3ds Max® and 3ds Max Design offer a variety of ways to achieve proper lighting. In this lesson, you will learn about various light types and some fundamentals of lighting.

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Each lighting situation provides challenges; good lighting is the beginning of an excellent image

Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to:

  • Use the standard light types
  • Describe how photometric lights work
  • Use mental ray area lights
  • Use color, intensity and distribution ...

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