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bobtronic
10-12-2005, 03:34 PM
Hi,

Cinema's lights have several types of fall offs, inverse square, linear and so on. I am always
a little unsure how to use fall offs. Are there any general rules of thumb for using light fall
offs? I use them mostly on fill lights to prevent overlit areas. Would be great to hear some
other opinions, ideas, experiences to that topic.

cheers,
Bob

STRAT
10-12-2005, 03:59 PM
in my architectural work i'll standardly use inverse square fall off on all my direct or visible lights in a scene as it give a nice crisp representation as of how a real light would fall off.

if i'm setting up incidental infill omnis or low light emmiting lights that need a large degree of sublty i'll always use falloff set to none, and a far clip fall off range. the ranges option gives a nicer softer falloff.

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