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How to Cheat in 3ds Max 2015 by Michael McCarthy

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Image Working with lighting and shadows is a skill you’ll need to bring realism to your renderings.

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Lighting & Shadows

LIGHTING AND SHADOWS ADD REALISM to a rendering, but their purpose goes beyond making a scene believable. Shadows anchor stationary objects to the ground and give flying objects their height. They also give important visual cues about scale and location, object solidity, and time of day.

Once you determine the types of shadows you want to have in your scene, you can choose from a variety of methods to create them. Unfortunately, the ...

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