In this lecture on the subject of Global Illumination lighting techniques, Christopher Nichols discusses the subject of exterior lighting.
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In this lecture on the subject of Global Illumination lighting techniques, Christopher Nichols discusses the subject of exterior lighting. This DVD covers a general introduction to the principles of Global Illumination, which are essential to the understanding of this specialized form of lighting. While the series primarily uses V-Ray as the render engine in a 3ds Max environment, those using other GI renderers will also benefit from the conceptual techniques described. From the general concepts of reflected specular and diffuse light, to sky lights and image based lighting with HDRIs, Christopher shows how to light scenes using real world lighting in a fully reflective environment. He also demonstrates how to tackle the issues of animation by finding the most optimal way to bake lighting for exterior sets. This series is geared toward the CG artist that already has an intermediate understanding of direct lighting and is making the transition to GI lighting.
Over 3 hours of lecture.
Principles of Global Illumination Specular and Diffuse Reflection Comparison of Different Techniques Sky Lights Image Based Lighting Using HDRIs Animation Issues in GI Baking Lighting Animation
01: It Is All About Reflection 02: Methods of Producing Diffuse Scatter 03: Environment Light 04: Image Based Lighting 05: Lighting an Exterior Scene 06: Changing the Mood 07: The Problem with Animation 08: Animation for Large Scenes
The Minimum System Requirements: 1GHz or faster processor 512 MB RAM 5 GB of hard disk space
Optical Drive Type Required
Microsoft Windows XP Professional,
Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional,
Apple Mac OS X 10.2
Required Video Card
64 MB Video RAM
Minimum Display Resolution Required
1280 x 1024
This DVD-ROM also requires the Quicktime Movie Player (Version 5.0.5 or higher), and Acrobat Reader (Version 5.0 or higher) in order to view its contents.
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