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Old 02-18-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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tips for making studio lighting more interesting

I'm using vray to render out a clients shot of a supplement bottle. Previously I used a cyc wall wth four area lights of differeing timperatrue and gi. The results look nice with some interesting colors and soft shadows but it feels borring. I was wondering if anyone had some tips for making my lighting and or renders more interesting.
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Old 02-19-2013, 01:57 AM   #2
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Just pure bottle without any labels? I imagine you can do it 2 ways

- Classical 3 point lighting.
ref - http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-WsqAUqWp7...optmagazine.jpg

- Play with rim lights.
ref - http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4039..._573c093b72.jpg

Either way, I think you should get rid of those tiny annoying high lights and go for large reflections like the second ref. Reference is really important too. Reference, reference, reference.
 
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If you want interest/mood, you need color and contrast.

Try a different approach. Area lights produce a soft diffused light which tends to flatten out objects in my opinion.
 
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