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Philbert
09-08-2008, 03:52 PM
I'm working on a scene that is a sterile white room. Something like the movie 2001. Or a clean room where they work with CPUs. What's the best way to get very even lighting all over?

Iain
09-08-2008, 04:03 PM
Have you tried Ambient Occlusion?

ben martin
09-08-2008, 04:05 PM
White walls.
Luminosity=100%
Object properties=Self shadows OFF; Cast Shadows OFF
Walls Glow=50%
Global Glow=100%

ben martin
09-08-2008, 04:12 PM
Scratch all the above! :)
I'll post here an example scene!

Iain
09-08-2008, 04:25 PM
Another solution is a straight forward light set up (distant light for sun+area in each window) and render out to .exr or .hdr and use Tone Mapping to get a linear, even output.

ben martin
09-08-2008, 04:29 PM
Is something like this you are looking for?

Philbert
09-08-2008, 04:50 PM
Here's an example I was given for reference. I was thinking of using Matt's Pearlescent White preset:
http://www.presetcentral.com/preset/10/

As well as another steel-ish preset I saw on there somewhere.

It's just the lighting I'm thinking about. Also this is a 20 minute animation so I have to consider render times.

Philbert
09-08-2008, 05:22 PM
Have you tried Ambient Occlusion?

I thought about it, but it only works if you can see inside the room. My room is essentially a cylinder with no windows or doors.

Auger
09-08-2008, 08:27 PM
GI plus large area lights should work...A little glow in post.

Philbert
09-08-2008, 08:34 PM
Thanks I'll keep that in mind. I've been told not to worry about it just yet as the modeling is not quite finished yet. The scene has some holographic stuff in it, so we're talking about that helping with the lighting.

Iain
09-09-2008, 07:16 AM
I thought about it, but it only works if you can see inside the room. My room is essentially a cylinder with no windows or doors.

Not sure I know what you mean.

AO works wherever surfaces meet. You can then have very even surfacing except at those areas where it will be darker.

Isn't that exactly what you want?

Philbert
09-09-2008, 07:48 AM
Yes I was being a little sarcastic, my apologies. with no lights in the room and no windows/doors, the room would be totally black, thus you would not be able to see what might otherwise be very nice AO.