Description
Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Jun 1, 2011
Duration
1h 45m
Description

In this Softimage tutorial, we will learn about the essential lighting tools and features found in Softimage. Understanding how the various lighting tools in Softimage work and behave is a very important skill for anyone who is getting started with this 3D application. In this series of tutorials, we will discuss the different types of 3D lights found in Softimage, and methods for easily aiming and controlling your lights. We will also explore some of the specialized attributes found in certain light types, we will discuss the different types of shadows available in Softimage, we will see how we can add depth and mood to our scenes though the use of volumetric light rays, as well as many other lighting tools and concepts that will help you establish a solid foundation in Softimage. Software required: Softimage 2012 and up.

About the author
About the author

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.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Introduction and Project Overview
Hi, I'm Kyle with digital-tutors, and Autodesk authorized publisher. In this collection of lessons, we'll learn about the essential lighting tools and features found in Softimage. Now understanding how the various lighting tools work and behave within Softimage is really a very important skill for anyone who's getting started with this 3D application. So in this series of lessons, we'll discuss the different types of 3D lights available in Softimage, we'll discuss methods for easily aiming and controlling your light sources. We'll also explore some of the specialized properties found in certain light types, we'll discuss the various shadowing methods available in Softimage, we'll see how we can start to add depth and mood to our scenes through the use of volumetric light rays, as well as many other lighting tools and concepts that will help you to establish a solid foundation in Softimage. So with that, we'll go ahead and get started in our next lesson.