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3ds Max Design Architectural Visualization by Brian L. Smith

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CHAPTER 13

Lighting Strategies

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NOW LET’S LOOK AT SOME practical application of the theories discussed thus far. This chapter will discuss lighting methods that will make your visualizations come to life and the strategies introduced here are designed to give you the tools to use mental ray efficiently in production. To simplify our discussions, we’ll concentrate on two lighting categories; exterior and interior solutions. Due to the scope of this book, I will intentionally skip studio lighting as this is not a practical application for lighting in architectural visualization. Studio lighting is geared more for things like electronics, cars, and ...

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