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Digital Lighting and Rendering by Jeremy Birn

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[Chapter One] Fundamentals of Lighting Design

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The craft of lighting design was practiced for centuries prior to the advent of computer graphics in fields that included theater, painting, photography, and finally cinematography. 3D artists have a great deal to learn from the traditions of earlier lighters. This chapter introduces some of the key terms and concepts in the field of lighting design, and looks ahead to some of the important issues and challenges that will be raised in this book.

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Before you add a light to your scene, you ...

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