Basic Lighting. Intro to Maya. Types of Lights. Ambient Light Direction Lights Spot Lights Point Lights Advanced: Area Light Advanced: Volume Lights. Ambient Light. An ever present light `Floods’ the scene No highlights No Shadows Good for Base Lighting. Direction Light.
Intro to Maya
Dark to too bright.
Lit from Left
Lit from behind camera
Light a person from above
The head for more `spiritual’
But you need to be careful
Less blue tint
By placing a subtle localized light source near the left eye the image takes on a more hopeful appearance. This has to do with the local shadows fall on the face.
Key Light, Fill Light, and Back
The Key light establishes the dimension, form and surface detail of subject matter.
The Fill light fills in the shadows created by the horizontal and vertical angles of the key light. The fill light should be placed about 90-degrees away from the key light.
The function of the Back light is to separate the subject from the background by creating a subtle rim of light around the subject.