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Lighting Up the Night: Special Lighting for Dark Scenes

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Product Name: Lighting Up the Night: Special Lighting for Dark Scenes
Product ID: 82434
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2021-07-26

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In this community workshop, we specifically looked at dark, grungy, nighttime, and low-level light scenes and how to improve lighting in these conditions.

It is challenging to render low-level light scenes with Iray in Daz Studio. Images tend to be grainy, and that is because the Iray render engine works much like a real camera, mimicking the real physics of light. For the same reason, it is difficult to shoot photos or a movie scene in very low light; the camera just isn't as sensitive as the human eye.

This community-based tutorial looked at a range of ideas, example artwork, best practices, and a few recommended products

  • Looking at low-level light scenes in terms of luminance watts
  • Use of ghost lights and creating your own ghost lights
  • Using differently shaped primitives for ghost lights
  • How to use HDRI backgrounds to light your night scenes
  • The quick and dirty method to adding an emissive light to a prop
  • How to use postwork to improve on low-level light renders
  • Looking at a dim underwater scene
  • Is filament good to use for dark scenes?
  • A monitor in a dark room: how to improve lighting in this situation
  • Horror scenes
  • Tomb Raider stylized scenes
  • Some recommended products for low-level light scenes

About Digital Art Live: We've been connecting, educating, and inspiring digital artists in our weekly live webinars since 2013. Look out for our live events in our DigitalArtLive.Studio forum.

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