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The Complete Guide to Blender Graphics, 4th Edition by John M. Blain

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Lighting and Cameras

How you illuminate a Scene and position your camera are very important factors when creating still images of models you have made. The same applies to animation and video creation.

You illuminate a Scene by placing Lamps at strategic locations to produce different effects. Blender has a variety of Lamp types which cast light in different ways. A Camera is placed to capture a part of the Scene depending on what you wish to portray in an image. Bear in mind you can have more than one Camera to capture views from different angles.

The default Scene in Blender opens with a Cube object, a Camera, and a Lamp. What the Camera sees will ...

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