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Digital Lighting and Rendering by Jeremy Birn

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[Chapter Eight] The Art and Science of Color

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When you want to play with your audience’s emotions, few tools are more powerful than an intelligent use of color. This chapter will explore the visual power of color in your 3D art. The right color scheme can create or enhance a mood, or even change the meaning of an image. But the use of color also has a technical side; this chapter will delve into digital color reproduction and ways to choose realistic colors for different types of light source. We will start with one of the most important lessons a 3D artist needs to master in order to light, render, and composite images convincingly: You need to ...

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