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Cinema 4D R14 Cookbook - Second Edition by Michael Szabo, Simon Russell

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Picking the right type of light

Stop! Look around and think about all the different light sources, lighting you right now. As I write this at my desk, I'm being lit by the sun coming in from outside, a small lamp I have on by my desk, and the glow of my computer monitor. Light can come from so many different sources, and each source has their own unique properties that differentiates them from each other. The sun is going to provide a much different kind of light than a flash light, so Cinema 4D is equipped with several different kinds of lights for getting the right look you are going for. Here's a rundown of them.

Getting ready

Open the Light_Types.c4d file in the C4D Content Pack and use it with this recipe.

How to do it...

This recipe explains ...

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