Creating a Studio Light Setup in Softimage

In this Softimage tutorial, we will learn how to create the appearance of studio lighting in Softimage for clean, professional-looking renders. Software required: Softimage 7.5 and up.
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 27, 2009
Duration
28m
Table of contents
Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
Aug 27, 2009
Duration
28m
Description

In this Softimage tutorial, we will learn how to create the appearance of studio lighting in Softimage for clean, professional-looking renders. We will begin our light setup by placing our direct illumination sources and adjusting light and shadow parameters to achieve our desired result. From there, we will learn how to mimic the effect of studio light diffusers, giving us clean, precise reflections on our geometry. Finally, we'll create a reflective studio environment that can enhance our indirect illumination results. Using the techniques discussed here, you will be able to create production-quality lighting that can be used for things like automotive rendering, product visualization, or any number of projects that would call for a studio-lit appearance. Software required: Softimage 7.5 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
[Autogenerated] hello and welcome to the series of lessons focusing on how to create studio lights, set ups within soft image presented by digital tutors and Autodesk authorized publisher My name's Kyle, and I'll be taking you through this process of using soft. Imagine mental ray to create your own studio lights set ups, which will give us these really, really nice professional looking renders that will begin our lights set up by placing our direct illumination sources, and we'll adjust the light and shadow parameters until we get a result that is desirable for us. From there will focus on what is really one of the key elements of studio lighting, where will create geometry that could behave similar to a light diffuser. Now this will give us these really nice, clean, precise reflections on our geometry, Finally, will create a reflective studio environment that can really go a long ways toward helping us with our in direct illumination results. Now, using the techniques that will be discussing here, you'll be able to create these really nice production quality light setups that could be used for things like automotive rendering or product visualization, or really, any number of projects that would call for this type of a lighting result, so let's go ahead and we'll get started in her next lesson.