(2004, ©DreamWorks, Courtesy of Everett Collection)
“The challenge is always balancing realism with cinematic drama…we still have to get there in a creative and interesting way.”
—Jay Redd, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks 1
IN THIS CHAPTER:
16.1 Defining Global IlluminationDefining exactly what global illumination means, its place in CG production, and its pros and cons.
16.2 Common Means of Generating Global IlluminationAn in-depth look at the different GI algorithms along with algorithm-specific tips.