The lighting of a 3d scene is one of the most important aspects to master if you wish to achieve an appealing, good-looking, realistic render. With this in mind, mastering the basic concepts is not only necessary but an important part of a good foundation, that will help you master 3d illumination. In this course, 3ds Max Lighting Fundamentals, you will learn how to create and set different light types. Next, you will learn how the different shadow types work and how some settings can greatly impact your end result. Finally, you will explore some of the most important lighting concepts. After watching this course, you should feel comfortable learning advanced rendering aspects of your render engine of choice, using what you've see here as your base. Software Required: 3ds Max.