C4D lighting system, need basics explained

Become a member of the CGSociety

Connect, Share, and Learn with our Large Growing CG Art Community. It's Free!

THREAD CLOSED
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  11 November 2005
C4D lighting system, need basics explained

I've been using Cinema 4D since v.6 and I feel a little embarrassed that I am asking this question. I guess up until now my knowledge of lighting has gotten me by. I am starting to do much more complex things and it's time I learned some of the basics I've overlooked.


Say I'm doing an office lobby scene with many little spot lights and a few incandescents.

I add one light at default the brightness of 100%. If I add another, suddenly the scene is way too bright. So I cut both back to 50% and the scene looks ok. Now say I add 20 lights, at 5% for each light, the scene is bright enough but each light isn't giving off enough illumination.


I know my thinking is flawed, so can some one point me in the right direction. How do I add 20 lights to a scene and have them behave like real lights?
 
  11 November 2005
Hi - have a play with the "falloff" settings for the lights, inverse square usually works for me.

Steve
__________________
www.3dvisuals.net
 
  11 November 2005
Thread automatically closed

This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.
__________________
CGTalk Policy/Legalities
Note that as CGTalk Members, you agree to the terms and conditions of using this website.
 
Thread Closed share thread



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
CGSociety
Society of Digital Artists
www.cgsociety.org

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright 2000 - 2006,
Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Minimize Ads
Forum Jump
Miscellaneous

All times are GMT. The time now is 12:27 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.