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Author Topic: Light and Shadows  (Read 5073 times)


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Light and Shadows
« on: January 10, 2008, 08:14:04 pm »

    This the picture of a texture model that took an 1hour and 10min to texture so how do I create
a flash or sparkleing effect for the lap to make it realistic.
    I also wanted to know how to make the scene more realistic


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Re: Light and Shadows
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2008, 12:13:57 am »

Personally, I would use Photoshop or Corel to add a lens flare over the lamp.  If this is one frame from an animation, this can be tedious, but the effect is quite good.  Alternatively, check out some of the tutorials on this site.  At least one of them deals with lighting effects, like halos around flames and simulated lens effects.  In my experience image realism stems primarily from well built models, thoughtful camera placement, photo-realistic textures (materials), and lighting.  The way materials deal with light is of tantamount importance.  For example, at first glance it appears that the material used to render the ground, or street, is more affected by the lamp than the walls.  Since both materials are basically the same (simulated stone or brick) they should probably be more similar in this respect.  I would fiddle a bit with the ambient & diffuse setting on these materials, and ensure they match each other.


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Re: Light and Shadows
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2008, 12:18:15 am »

There is a tutorial that covers glows/lens effects you can find HERE
I wrote a tutorial explaining how to use shadows, and you can find that HERE
Good luck, and that's a nicely textured object.  I look forward to the full scene.