Image Based Lighting in Video Copilot Element 3D!
Andrew Kramer at Video Copilot has a new tutorial on a technique he didscovered for generating Imaged Based Lighting Effects with Video Copilot Element 3D! Use an environment map to illuminate a 3D scene with Element 3D. Andrew explains.
So what is image Based Lighting? Basically is when you use an environment map (or HDRI) to simulate the lighting in a 3D scene without adding any individual lights. The specular highlights and overall illumination is generated from the environment automatically. This is a common technique for dedicated 3D programs for high-end Visual Effects work so they can match the practical lighting as accurately as possible.
This technique uses 2 additional copies of the Element 3D plug-in stacked on top of each other to generate the lighting but you can also add additional lights to your scene as well.
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Posted by Michele Yamazaki