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Three Point Lighting Tutorial

Three Point Lighting Tutorial
Three lights: the Key Light, Fill Light, and Rim Light (also called Back Light), are adjusted to achieve the classic Hollywood lighting scheme called three-point lighting. This GIF Animation shows the role of the 3 lights. Here's how to set them up in your 3D scenes: 1. 2. Create a spot light to serve as the Key. The key light is brighter than any other light illuminating the front of the subject, is the main shadow-caster in your scene, and casts the darkest shadows. NOTE: Be sure to stop and do test-renders here. 3. From the top view, a Fill Light should come from a generally opposite angle than the Key - if the Key is on the left, the Fill should be on the right - but don't make all of your lighting 100% symmetrical! At most, Fill Lights can be about half as bright as your Key (a Key-to-Fill ratio of 2:1). Shadows from a Fill Light are optional, and often skipped. 4. From the top view, add a spot light, and position it behind your subject, opposite from the camera. That's it. Related:  camera materials and lighting

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Three Point Lighting The Three Point Lighting Technique is a standard method used in visual media such as video, film, still photography and computer-generated imagery. It is a simple but versatile system which forms the basis of most lighting. Once you understand three point lighting you are well on the way to understanding all lighting. The technique uses three lights called the key light, fill light and back light. If you only have one light, it becomes the key.If you have 2 lights, one is the key and the other is either the fill or the backlight. Key Light This is the main light. Fill Light This is the secondary light and is placed on the opposite side of the key light. Back Light The back light is placed behind the subject and lights it from the rear. If you have a fourth light, you could use it to light the background of the entire scene. New — check out our Flash 3-Point Lighting Simulator!

Fotogenica Lighting tips from the Masters What do I know about lighting after all? After my previous post on setting up a three layer SSS shader, a few people asked for tips on how to light their characters to best show them off. As it happens, this something I’m rather interested in, and I’ve had a blog post on the subject brewing for a while, so I’ve finally found the motivation to finally write it up. I didn’t want to spend too much time talking about specific settings for this tutorial, so instead you can download this blendfile from for some ideas on the specifics of how to set up your scene. Lighting in portraits is key to how you want your character to be seen. I don’t get it right every time, so when I’m looking for inspiration for lighting I usually turn to those who know better. Three Point Lighting: Before delving into some deeper issues, let’s look at what is considered the “standard” lighting setup for a lot of portraiture and cinematography. Conrad Veidt as Major Strasser in Casablanca Hollywood! Colour

DIY Lighting Professional lighting kits for video and photography are very expensive. Fortunately for the budget-impaired enthusiast, it is possible to put together a perfectly adequate lighting kit for less than $US100. A good beginner's lighting kit should include: Three (or more) lights with standsReflector board(s)Power cables, extension leads and a multi-box. The Lights The standard budget light is the halogen work lamp which can be found at any hardware store or purchased at for as little as $US10. The stand-less units have a small handle and can be rested on any solid surface such as a table or the floor. Lights with stands are more versatile and you should have at least one of these (preferably two or three). Some lights (like the W12665 unit pictured) can be used with or without the stand, making them even more versatile. One drawback of these cheap lights is that the colour of the light is quite yellow. Reflectors Hobby shops have a lot of items which may be of interest. Power Safety

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Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Rigging/Add Camera Rigs From BlenderWiki Description This script was designed to add some extended functionality to a camera by creating control rig with custom shapes and UI to easily access the cameras settings from the 3d window. After installing the add-on, it will place 2 menu items in the Add » Armature Menu. They are Dolly Rig and Crane Rig. Both rigs are very similar except the "Crane Rig" has 2 extra adjustable bones (Arm Height & Arm Length) to make it easier to achieve a cinematic crane shot. Usage Install the add-on and activate. ⇧ ShiftA » Add » Armature » Dolly Rig (or Crane Rig). Troubleshooting: If the Aim tracking is not functioning check that you have "Auto Run Python Scripts" enabled in the user preferences. The Rigs Root bone: This is the parent of the entire rig. Crane Rig UI The UI will display most of the useful camera settings. Crane Rig Height & Arm Length The 'Arm Height' and 'Arm Length' sliders at the bottom of the UI show the Y axis scale of the relevant bone. Multiple Cameras Video demo