Shaderlight Lighting Options
Shaderlight uses the same basic lighting system outlined in Chapter 24. This includes using point, spot, IES lighting profiles, and light-emitting materials (LEM) (Fig. 29.2, Fig. 29.3). The placement and use of those lights follows the universal method outlined in that chapter. Shaderlight also included two unique options:
- Skylight portal
- Area lights
This unique feature offers an exciting way to light a scene. The skylight is a square surface light placed over windows and open portals. It samples exterior lighting and streams it into the scene, just as with a real skylight or window (Fig. 29.6, Fig. 29.7).
Unlike all of the other lighting in the model, ...