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09 September 2010, 10:13 AM
hi all,
i'm a real newbie to lighting in Maya.
have a class assignment of a side view shot. i have a cave interior with an exit hole to the outside. i would like to light the interior with a red pulsing light (lava flowing effect) and the outside with natural light.
need some help to set me in the right direction---e.g., what types of lights; will i need to model the cave in full 3d and place the camera and lights within? or just model a cross section? because the shot is with the orthographic side view camera.
thanks in advance!---

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