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Realistic Architectural Visualization with 3ds Max and mental ray, 2nd Edition by Jamie Cardoso, Roger Cusson

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Rendering of the atrium scene

Chapter 11

Lighting the Atrium Scene

11.1 Introduction

In this chapter, you will add lights to the atrium scene and adjust some materials for the final render. Specifically, you will learn how to:

   Create and modify a Daylight System

   Use Sky Portals to enhance light from the exterior

   Add artificial lights to the interior

   Adjust materials based on the lighting

11.2 Units in the Scene

In this scene, the selected units are meters. Some previous projects in this book have used millimeters. When you open the files in this chapter, you might encounter the File Units Mismatch dialog. Just click OK to accept ...

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