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Studio Lighting in CINEMA 4D

Course Summary

Learn to light diffuse, reflective, and transparent objects in CINEMA 4D.     

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    Course Syllabus

    Using the exercise files
    1. Important Lighting Concepts
    Describing light
    Differences between real light and the CINEMA 4D default light
    2. Creating a Studio Lighting Kit
    Modeling a seamless backdrop
    Creating a better default light
    Identifying common studio lights and their CINEMA 4D equivalents
    3. Lighting Diffuse Objects
    Using light direction to reveal form
    Adjusting light hardness to make textures pop
    Top lighting a white subject on a white background
    4. Lighting Reflective Objects
    Understanding how reflective objects react to light
    Rendering reflective objects on a dark background
    Rendering reflective objects on a light background
    Placing reflection cards with the Lighting tool
    5. Lighting Transparent Objects
    Understanding how transparent objects react to light
    Shooting glass on a light background
    Shooting glass on a dark background
    6. Lighting for Dramatic Effect
    Leaving darkness with spot lights
    Separating objects from their backgrounds
    Using lights with gobos to draw focus
    Changing light color for dramatic effects
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Course Fee:
USD 25

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2 - 3 hours / week

This course is listed under Development & Implementations and Digital Media & Games Community

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