View Full Version : Environment: Dark Lighting

07 July 2003, 08:26 AM
Tried to create a dark setting :)

First render:

'Nother one:

Ooo, bluie:

Red Alert!

C&C Appreciated.

07 July 2003, 08:42 AM
This may not be the solution to what you are looking for, but in my opinion, for a scene to be dark and look good, it needs contrast. I'd say take your lights and adjust the falloff and attenuation more, so that they are brighter at the source, and in the center, and then quickly get quite a bit darker as they move away. That will make the scene a little hot right where your point of interest is, and really dark everywhere else. It's good that you are experimenting with different colors, now try mixing them. For instance, if your main light is red, you could set a very faint blue to fill in the shadows, or something like that.
Speaking of shadows, I would make them sharper and darker. Right now it's getting kind of muddy.
Play with your shaders, too, as they have a lot to do with how the light looks. For instance, some brighter highlights on those rails will really help define them. If you want to make this really moody, adjust your lighting so that at the edges of the composition it is almost black, getting lighter toward the center.

07 July 2003, 09:03 AM
Thnks for the tips, I'll fix it asap :)

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