LIGHTWAVE V9 LIGHTING (W/CD)

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Jones & Bartlett Publishers, Oct 22, 2010 - Computers
Companion CD included with 30-day demo of LightWave v9!
The process of creating accurate and pleasing lighting in CG environments demands both an understanding of the fundamentals of light and knowledge of the available tools. LightWave v9 Lighting addresses these issues in a practical guide that shows you how to achieve your lighting goals using the latest version of LightWave 3D.
With this book discover the tools and features of LightWave v9 that can improve your lighting; understand lighting concepts including color, shadow, intent, and style; explore a number of tutorials that demonstrate specific lighting setups; learn how to enhance your lighting with volumetrics, lens flares, projection images, and radiosity; find out how the proper lighting can turn a good shot into a great shot.
 

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Contents

Chapter 2What Where When?
1-17
Chapter 3Light Sources
1-26
Chapter 4Material Matters
3-12
Chapter 5Studying Light
4-10
Chapter 6Principles of Lighting
4-18
Part II LightWaves Lighting Tools
6-16
Chapter 7Light Types Their Properties and Typical Uses
6-18
Chapter 8The LightWave Color Picker
7-29
Chapter 21Style
20-9
Chapter 22Designing Lighting
20-12
Chapter 23Rendering Times
20-31
Chapter 24Identifying and Recreating Light Sources in a Plate
20-44
Chapter 25Tips Tricks n Tutes
20-74
Chapter 26Lighting Setup Examples
26-1
Chapter 27Anatomy of a Production Lighting Rig
26-69
Appendix LightWaves Full Precision Renderer and You
26-86

Chapter 9Shadow Types and Their Typical Uses
9-1
Chapter 10Projection Images
10-3
Chapter 11General Light Properties
10-22
Chapter 12Radiosity
10-43
Chapter 13HDRI and Caustics
10-54
Chapter 14Volumetrics
14-1
Chapter 15Lens Flares
14-22
Chapter 16Lighting Plugins LScripts Pixel Filters and Image Filters
14-27
Chapter 17Luxigons
17-2
Part III Creating Lighting
17-10
Cool vs Real or What Separates Hobbyists from Pros
17-11
Chapter 18Intent and Purpose
17-12
Chapter 19Color Mixing
17-18
Chapter 20Mood Setting
17-52
Index
26-97
C
26-98
D
26-99
G
26-100
K
26-101
M
26-103
N
26-104
Q
26-105
S
26-106
T
26-107
V
26-108
About the CD
26-111
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