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Vue™ 7 Beyond the Basics by Richard Schrand

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10. The Great Indoors

We have spent a lot of time outside. It is what Vue is used for, probably more than anything else: creating outdoor scenes. But it can also be used very effectively for building indoor environments, from cozy nooks to well-lit living spaces to science fiction scenes. In this chapter, you will explore indoor lighting, from the basic overall lighting schemes using Global Illumination and Global Radiosity to more intimate lighting using area lights, spotlights, and more.

Interior scenes can be difficult. There is a lot more to lighting something like a living room or a hallway than there is to lighting wide-open spaces. For the exterior scenes, you set a global lighting setting; then, if needed, you add a few spotlights to ...

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