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Lighting for Animation by Michael Tanzillo, Jasmine Katatikarn

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Still from the animated short Shave It. Property of 3DAR.

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Lighting Scenarios

Lighting has some basic general characteristics that are applicable to any scene. Creating mood, directing the viewer’s eye, and creating visual shaping are all valid regardless of the specific situation. There are, however, specific components to different lighting scenarios that demand special requirements and needs. What characteristics make up successful beauty lighting for a character? How does one approach lighting a character’s eye? What are some of the tricks for lighting an interior environment versus an exterior? These are the types of questions this chapter ...

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