As we are all trying to make moody or spooky scenes this month I thought I would share my basic lighting set up for a night or dark interior scene using only the basic Daz lights. The problem I allways had was with light 'spilling' onto surfaces where I didn't want it so I tried this and so far I am happy with the results.
The top view shows lighting the figure.
A Linear Point Light about shoulder height in close to the body setting the start and end fall off close to floor level, raytraced shadows with shadow softness set around 60%. Intensity and colour vary depending on the mood.
A Spotlight for back-lighting, I set it so that the spill onto the floor is close enough to the camera so as not to be seen in the render. I also ramp the intesity right up, in this one I changed the intensity parameter to 400% and settled on 350% for the render. Again using raytraced shadows and softness around 60%.
The front view shows lighting the scene.
Here I used two Distant Lights one set to difuse only and one set to specular only both are set to no shadows and placed either side of the camera. In this one I set the difuse light down to 25% to make the background nice and dark.
Yeah we did that so everyone was working on similar size canvases, makes it easier for the judges. Plus of course when we wrote the rules the forum wasn't resizing the images, so anything bigger was screwing up the forum formatting.
hi i just want to ask if all of you think that the light on my old hag is to dark, i wanted the spot light on the young one and focus on the young one and get the shadow on her but i dont want to darken out the hag making the wish
oh thats the title a halloween wish to be young.