In this tutorial, we will explore the various techniques and some helpful tips for setting up realistic lighting for an interior scene. The ability to set up realistic lighting for an interior environment is a skill that is highly sought after in the CG industry. But every digital set comes with it own set of unique problems that need to be overcome. So we will be covering a lot of very common issues that you will want to be aware of such as the proper use of lights and gamma-correction to create physically-accurate light behavior, achieving realistic light bouncing in our scene, optimizing our render speed, using proper gamma-correction on textures and materials inside of 3ds Max, as well as many other tips, tricks, and techniques that will help you become a stronger, more effective rendering artist in 3ds Max. Software required: 3ds Max 2012.
Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.