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  • Copyright 2000
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 1-56205-954-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-56205-954-5

Digital Lighting contains strategies for lighting design that are relevant to any digital artist. It presents an awareness of computer lighting models, how they differ from real-world lighting effects, and how to approach 3D lighting projects differently from practical light. Topics covered include: What good lighting can do for you; Light sources; Shading; Shadows; Exposure and content; Color: temperature, correction, mood; Qualities of light; 3-point lighting; Indirect illumination; Multipass rendering and compositing; Lighting in production; and Case studies: natural lighting, interior lighting, character lighting, and effects lighting.

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 1. Introduction.

 2. Lighting Workflow.

 3. ThreePoint Lighting.

 4. Shadows.

 5. Qualities of Light.

 6. Color.

 7. Exposure.

 8. Composition and Staging.

 9. Materials and Rendering Algorithms.

10. Compositing.


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