Lighting a Realistic Scene

Learn the fundamentals of lighting a believable scene.

In this four part video tutorial series, I go through the whole process of transforming a very basic scene into something more realistic and attractive.

Part 1 shows how to set up realistic outdoor lighting and explains why you should use the 3 point lighting method.

Part 2: Detailing a Realistic Scene

Part 3: Texturing a Realistic Scene

Part 4: Rendering and Compositing a Realistic Scene

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