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Illuminated Pixels by Virginia Wisslar

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Chapter 1First Things First

Figure 1.1 Toy Story was the first full 3D film ever made. At the time of this render, technology had many limitations, yet talented artists were still able to create imagery that holds up by today’s standards.

image(© 1995, Disney/Pixar. All rights reserved.)

“Begin at the beginning,” the King said, very gravely, “andgo on till you come to the end, then stop.”Alice in Wonderlandby Lewis Carroll, Victorian author and poet

IN THIS CHAPTER:

1.1 Getting StartedThe basics for setting up your lights.

1.2 Basic computer-Generated Light typesAn overview of light types, including when to use each type as well as tips on usage.

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