Realistic Looking Indoor Lighting
I have been working on some indoor scenes and trying to figure out how to light them to get realistic looking lighting. I have tried a lot of different things based threads I have read here and on my photography experience. Some things did not so at all as I expected, but I have found some things that are giving me pretty good results. I'm posting this thread to share my ideas and look for suggestions on how to improve the results.
The scene I'm using for this discussion is shown below. This is Michael 5 and Victoria 5 in the Media Room of the Dream House. They are actually sitting in the back of the Media Room, which has some funny shaped ceilings. There are no lights added in the image below. This is just the DAZ default lighting. Render time was 11s.
All renders in this thread were done with "Shading Rate" set to 0.2 the "Shadow Samples" set to 32.