Lighting Up the Night: Special Lighting for Dark Scenes

Lighting Up the Night: Special Lighting for Dark Scenes

  • $19.95
    • Lighting Up the Night: Special Lighting for Dark Scenes by: Digital Art Live, 3D Models by Daz 3D
    • $19.95
    Compatible Figures:
    N/A
    Compatible Software: Daz Studio 4.15
    Install Types:
    DazCentral DIM Manual Install
    SKU:82434
    Compatible Figures: N/A
    Compatible Software: Daz Studio 4.15
    Install Types: DazCentral DIM Manual Install
    SKU:82434
  • Details

    In this community workshop, we specifically looked at dark, grungy, nighttime, and low-level light scenes and how to improve lighting in these conditions.

    It is challenging to render low-level light scenes with Iray in Daz Studio. Images tend to be grainy, and that is because the Iray render engine works much like a real camera, mimicking the real physics of light. For the same reason, it is difficult to shoot photos or a movie scene in very low light; the camera just isn't as sensitive as the human eye.

    This community-based tutorial looked at a range of ideas, example artwork, best practices, and a few recommended products

      • Looking at low-level light scenes in terms of luminance watts
      • Use of ghost lights and creating your own ghost lights
      • Using differently shaped primitives for ghost lights
      • How to use HDRI backgrounds to light your night scenes
      • The quick and dirty method to adding an emissive light to a prop
      • How to use postwork to improve on low-level light renders
      • Looking at a dim underwater scene
      • Is filament good to use for dark scenes?
      • A monitor in a dark room: how to improve lighting in this situation
      • Horror scenes
      • Tomb Raider stylized scenes
      • Some recommended products for low-level light scenes

    Try this searchable sample of the video:

    About Digital Art Live:

    We've been connecting, educating, and inspiring digital artists in our weekly live webinars since 2013. Look out for our live events in our DigitalArtLive.Studio forum.

    What's Included and Features

    • Lighting Up the Night: Special Lighting for Dark Scenes
    • Video 1: 1 hour 32 minutes (.MP4)
      • 00:00 introduction
      • 00:01 Richard Schafermeyer - Low exposure levels in Iray considering luminance watts
      • 00:04 Flaming torch on the wall
      • 00:05 Gloomy low level lit hotel room
      • 00:06 Headlamp in a cave
      • 00:09 Mary Codd - The Tired Cobbler Scene - using Ghostlights
      • 00:11 Use of HDRI
      • 00:12 Headless Horseman night scene
      • 00:13 Hallowed Eve - using rim lights
      • 00:13 Using the Hog and Barrel Pub Exterior
      • 00:14 Using a night sky HDRI00:16 Tiffanie Gray - The Secret to Making a Ghostlight in Iray
      • 00:17 Fain - Ghost light demonstrated - using a sphere
      • 00:20 Adding an emissive to a prop - the "quick and dirty method" cyberpunk it!
      • 00:24 Fain’s night scenes
      • 00:27 Night club spotlights
      • 00:28 Night scene only lit with an HDRI background
      • 00:30 Karen Williams
      • 00:31 "Gnasher" in the dungeon - How to use postwork to improve a dim and dark scene (rather than wait for a render)
      • 00:32 Flashlight in a night scene using an IES profile
      • 00:32 IES profiles to produce god rays
      • 00:34 In DAZ Studio - a ruined building on an asteroid - lighting using an IES profile
      • 00:37 Trevor Hancock - Dim underwater scene
      • 00:38 Caustics
      • 00:43 Star backdrop example
      • 00:45 Ted Murphy: Using Carrara - Exorcist-styled scene, using two different types of lighting to tell two different stories
      • 00:48 The bat signal and light cones in Carrara
      • 00:49 The vampire hunter - the use of god rays
      • 00:50 Karen Williams - The IES library - why and how to use it
      • 00:57 Slater Lewis - experimenting with an HDRI collection
      • 00:59 Using blue-toned light to suggest an evening/nighttime scene
      • 01:02 Wireframes and renders showing HDRI lit scenes
      • 01:05 Photoshop bridge camera with DS
      • 01:10 Is filament better to light dark scenes?
      • 01:14 Current HDRI sales
      • 01:15 Pablo Setendijian: IES lighting - tomb scene lighting
      • 01:17 Horror lighting
      • 01:20 Bob Keck: Adjusting a set and replacing the lighting for a night scene
      • 01:22 A monitor in a dark room - how to handle lighting in this situation
      • 01:25 Karen Williams - the Emission Profile Master - recommended product
    • Documentation: (.PDF)
      • Light Up The Night - Searchable Video Access

    Notes

    • This product includes:
      • 1 DSON Core Installer