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Old 23-05-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
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I keep hearing people say that they do an overall lighting to get nice shadows, and a nice finish render.

I have no idea what they are talking about when the say they use overall lighting. I do a model and throw the three main lights in, key, fill and back and my renders do not come out half as nice as the pictures in the WIP forum.
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Do you mean global illumination?
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Sure, what are the settings you would use to get a good render of a model. Good soft shadows, etc...
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You can use a plug in for the lighting called GI Joe that produces really good results.

Or you can use mantal Ray with a NURBS sphere around the object with a white lambert material with the incadesance all the way up.

Render with final gather on and the rays to about 300.
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Can you get shadows with global illumination?
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Yes you can there soft shadows
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they are called raytrace shadows, and the light radius determines the softness of the shadow.

Also- to use Global Illumination, you need to use the Mental Ray renderer.
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