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02 February 2006, 05:37 PM
I have noticed that there is not much lighting material available online as compared to info about modelling, animation etc. How about all you guys sharing the links/info you have about lighting and help out everyone.

Here are the two links that are my favourite:
Lighting Tutorial by Amaan Akram (
Lighting Tutorial by Richard Harris (


02 February 2006, 08:40 PM
hi, my resources:


- Lighting Tips by Kory Heinzen ( (

- Lighting Glossary and 3PT lighting:

- 3PT lighting by Jeremy Birn:

- 3PT lighting by Jenn Downs: (

- 3PT lighting by Andrew Whitehurst:

- Siggraph Paper about Lighting and Scene composition: (

- Matching Real World Lighting by Andrew Whitehurst:

- Daylight (Carles Piles and Jeremy Birn):
- Effective Scene Lighting for CG Space:

- What does GI mean?:

-Complete lighting overview: - Image Based Lighting: (

02 February 2006, 05:39 PM
Another extremely useful lighting ref site is this:

It's more geared towards architectural principles, rather than a HOW TO IN MAX type guide.. but the principles can still be apllied ;)
ENJOY! :thumbsup:

02 February 2006, 11:30 AM
this is very helpful, cheers, let me add two from my bookmarks:

the famous treddi mentalray indoor lighting thread in english:bounce: :

example light-rigs:

02 February 2006, 12:09 PM
very useful links, thanks a lot for this :buttrock:

03 March 2006, 01:03 PM
thanks everyone for contributing :thumbsup:

03 March 2006, 01:25 PM

03 March 2006, 06:35 PM
i found this one good

03 March 2006, 08:32 PM
Check out this utility called IES Creator

03 March 2006, 09:47 PM
I'm gonna keep my eye on this thread

03 March 2006, 11:15 AM
This might be worth a look too when it comes out.


07 July 2006, 04:05 PM
In case anyone is interested in looking at paintings for lighting reference or to just have a better understanding of lighting etc ( (

for HDRI (

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