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

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Applying volumetric lighting

In most instances light is invisible: we don't see the light but we know it's there. However, there are times when we want our light to appear to have volume, like if we were creating spotlights at a concert or car headlights shining forward. Light can be visible in instances like this where we have something like a smoke, fog, or rain in the atmosphere. So let's learn how to activate visible light in this recipe, where we will be creating a flashlight shining in a dark room.

Getting ready

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

How to do it...

  1. First, let's take a look at our scene. It's a small room with a flashlight in the center, and there is a circuit breaker panel on the wall. ...

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