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HolyMonkey-
02-11-2012, 10:03 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8CuSA_WkW4

This video does a pretty good job in keeping a bright interior, usually my interior renders tend to turn really dark and I always have to up it alot in post. Making it look alot more artifical.

Do you guys have a a good bunch of tips and tricks on how to setup your lights, what type of lights would be good etc for completely enclosed areas to get a nice and bright look to it such as this video?

I'll see if I can upload an interior I made awhile ago, but the firewall on the place im on now doesn't allow me to upload images. Strict!

Anhoo Cheerio!!

Lewis
02-11-2012, 11:59 AM
Add more lights (like area lights) to darker areas/rooms without windows and so on. Basically "cheat" if you want it that way and not realistic :)

zardoz
02-11-2012, 03:42 PM
you can also up the radiosity values to something like 200 or 300%

HolyMonkey-
02-12-2012, 10:37 AM
Any tuts that explain clever usage of lighting? Good lighting techneques within LW?

Waves of light
02-12-2012, 11:44 AM
Read this first (it's long and detailed):

http://www.except.nl/lightwave/RadiosityGuide96/index.htm

then look on here for posts by Svenart he usually gives his render settings (like this one): http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=122150

There's Octacon's posts (he does a lot of post tone mapping):http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=122150

Iain does damn fine interior renders and again shares his settings (post 18):
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=113199

Hope that helps.

HolyMonkey-
02-15-2012, 02:03 AM
Read this first (it's long and detailed):

http://www.except.nl/lightwave/RadiosityGuide96/index.htm

then look on here for posts by Svenart he usually gives his render settings (like this one): http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=122150

There's Octacon's posts (he does a lot of post tone mapping):http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=122150

Iain does damn fine interior renders and again shares his settings (post 18):
http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=113199

Hope that helps.

I love this forum. Everyone are so eager to help and provide good help. It almost feels like the equivalent of going to a bank to rob it and when you enter and scream give me the money people come running upto you and say here take this money bag and dont forget to make sure you take a right on the way out to avoid the cops.

hehe, seriously thanks alot!!! =)

Waves of light
02-15-2012, 02:21 AM
I love this forum. Everyone are so eager to help and provide good help. It almost feels like the equivalent of going to a bank to rob it and when you enter and scream give me the money people come running upto you and say here take this money bag and dont forget to make sure you take a right on the way out to avoid the cops.

hehe, seriously thanks alot!!! =)

You're completely correct. It's what makes this community one of the best on the 3D circuit. There are such talented artists willing to share their methods: Denis Pontonnier (DPKit plugins), William Vaughan (Proton's videos - cannot recommend his new book enough 'Digital Modeling') Michael Wolf, Lewis (Car tuts), and on and on...

I wouldn't have learnt half the stuff I know if it hadn't have been for these guys and girls.

Ricky.

Anyway, post some images when you've checked out the other threads/posts.

HolyMonkey-
02-19-2012, 11:26 PM
You're completely correct. It's what makes this community one of the best on the 3D circuit. There are such talented artists willing to share their methods: Denis Pontonnier (DPKit plugins), William Vaughan (Proton's videos - cannot recommend his new book enough 'Digital Modeling') Michael Wolf, Lewis (Car tuts), and on and on...

I wouldn't have learnt half the stuff I know if it hadn't have been for these guys and girls.

Ricky.

Anyway, post some images when you've checked out the other threads/posts.

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/3253/tonemapping02.jpg

An older thread I made abit ago.

http://forums.newtek.com/showthread.php?t=124853

I agree, 99% of my knowledge comes from helpful people on this forum. I
ve been on quite alot of forums and nothing can measure up to this one.