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 Subject: Lighting - Tutorials and Discussions (Bookmarks - Updated)

Acadia opened this issue on Mar 17, 2008 · 20 posts

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 8:51AM Mon, 17 March 2008 · edited on 8:56AM Mon, 17 March 2008

I've updated the Lighting bookmarks. 

Please feel free to continue to add tutorials and deep discussions to this thread so that it stays up-to-date.

Please try to keep this thread for bookmarks only and if you need help on something please create a new thread.

**
LIGHTING  BEGINNERS - START HERE:**

LIGHT - A Detailed Tutorial

What are Caustics, anyway?

How Light Probes are Laid Out

Understanding Studio Light Setups

Understanding How Light Works in Poser

Understanding Lighting in Poser 5

 

 

LIGHTING  TUTORIALS AND DISCUSSIONS:

**    POSER:**

Poser 6 IBL Ins and outs by Olivier

A little tutorial about lighting by Olivier

Tutorial: GEL MAPS by Olivier

Creating bioluminescence with P6 shader nodes?

P6 Lighting without Lighting using gather node

glow effect in Poser 6

Positioning Point/Spot Lights

Ockham's "SnapTo" Python Script Download

Olivier's Making of a pomo pic

Castle Poser Tutorials

Advanced Image Based Lighting in Poser 6

HDR Shop with any background image

Basic OpenGL Lighting

RDNA Poser 6 Resources[

Softer Shadows
](http://market.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/showthread.php?message_id=2662514&)
Poser 5 Lights in Poser 6

Dr. Geep - Intro to Poser Lights 1

Dr. Geep - Intro to Poser Spotlights

Dr. Geep - Intro to Poser Light Basics

Dr. Geep - Intro to Fine Tuning Spotlights

Using Python to Delete All Lights

Nodes Defined - by cclesue

Tutorial on Lighting in Poser 6

Poser 6 Volumetric Lights – Part One

Poser 6 Volumetric light, Part 2
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Using advanced lighting in poser 6

Using only two lights in Poser 6

Using 1 IBL Light and nothing else!

Glowing Eyes

How to simulate radiosity in Poser

An Introduction to Photographic Lighting In Poser 4

Superimposing Images onto Backgrounds in Poser - Part I

Superimposing Images onto Backgrounds in Poser Part II

Make some reflections of your figures

Raytracing in Poser5, Part One

Using Poser 5 Lights as a Projector

Balls of Light

Perfect Portraits: Part One: Poser Setup

Rendering an Alpha Channel Using Lights

Backgrounds with Perspective UVs in Poser

An Introduction to Photographic Lighting In Poser 4

WYSIWG Lights in the Poser

Making Light Match Your Background

Enhance your Renders in Poser 5

Illuminate only specific areas in a render

Enhance skin in Poser 4

IBL & HDRI IBL Discussion (Poser 7)

Lighting A Scene (Poser 6 & 7)

Understanding Spot Light Angle and Distant Start/End

IBL in a 3D Environment

Create a Narrow Spotlight Beam

Not Your Average IBL Lights

HDRI IBL in Poser using LDRI with Nodes

Using More Than One IBL (Poser 7)

Combining Light Sets

Spotlight Passing Through Objects

Saving a Prop with a Parented Light

::P6:: create your own Specular Light for ALL your surface with IBL AO

STUDIO LIGHT :::::: 28 Poser6 Light Sets with 28 LDRI Angular maps for IBLAO

IBL and Ambient Occlusion Tip

Poser 7 and Light Probes

HDI IBL AO (Poser 7)

How do you determine the main light ( = sun) in your scene?

Real-time Conversion of Panoramic Images to Angular Map in Poser

Varying your Shadow Colours

Use Skydomes to Enhance your Reflections

AO IBL Light Values and Research

Image Based Lighting and Ambient Occlusion

Comparing Different Lighting Types Including GI

Aery_Soul Lighting Tutorials

Aery_Soul IBL Lighting Tutorial

Using IBL to Give Real World Reality (PDF File)

Minitut - Dramatic Light and Shadows for Portraits - NO NOSTRIL GLOW

Underwater in Poser 6?

SIGGRAPH 2003 HDRI and IBL Lighting Course

Poor Man's HDRI - Making Your Own

Making Spherical Photos for IBL and HDRI Use

Light Up Everything In Your Scene

Make A Shadow Box To Help Light Up Everything In Your Scene

 

**    POSERAY:**

Radiant Lighting for Free! (PoseRay, POV Ray)

 

**    BRYCE:**

Camp Fire (Bryce)

Lighting an underwater scene (Bryce 5.0)

Fireblast! (Bryce, Poser and Photoshop)

 

**    DAZ|STUDIO:**

Shadows 1 – Creating a dappled sunlight effect in DAZ|Studio

Volumetric Lighting in DAZ Studio

Shadows 2 – Creating a rear-projected shadow in DAZ|Studio

 

**    CARRARA:**

3D Lighting 2D Images in 3D

 

**    POST WORKED:**

Glassy Shiney Layer (Paint Shop Pro)

Easy Light Glow (Paint Shop Pro)

Painting Realistic Shadows (Paint Shop Pro)

Window Lighting Effects (Photoshop)

~FireLight~... A step by step guide (Photoshop)

Enhancing an Image (Photoshop)

Window Lighting Effects (Photoshop)

Easy Lighting FX (Photoshop)

Faking Ambient Occlusion (Poser and Photoshop)

Sugar skin (Photoshop)

Easy Soft Glow (Photoshop)

Fade to Black (Photoshop)

Glow Tutorial (Photoshop)

Lighting Effects in Paint Shop

Add that Shadow (Photoshop)

Create an angelic aura (Photoshop)

Giving your render a glow effect (Paint Shop Pro)

Giving some depth to a flat render (Photoshop)

Dramatic lights SFX (Photoshop)

Easy Glow Effect (Photoshop)

Using overlay to create neat light effects (Photoshop)

Fire Effect (Photoshop)

Glowing Skin (Photoshop)

Beginner's Tutorial for creating Black and White studio-style photographs

Color Me Brilliant (Poser and Paint Shop Pro)

 

**   ** ALL ABOUT  LIGHT PROBES:

Some information on Light Probes. What they are, how do they work, where to get them, how to make them and ways to use them.

Explanation on what a light probe is and how it works

First thing you need to do is download the free  HDR Shop v1

Next read the tutorials they have there on how to use it. It's pretty straight forward but you will need to read the tutorials on how to get started with it.

Here is a better tutorial on using HDR Shop

Here are some  images

You will need the HDR Shop to convert those to .jpg images for use inside Poser.

You can also make your own from normal images but you need multiple images in order to do that. You can see what I mean by going to this link and scrolling down to the cross format images.

 What I do is find HDR ready images that I can turn into a sphere using HDR Shop.  Here are some links:

http://gl.ict.usc.edu/Data/HighResProbes/    Download the HDR ones

http://hdri.3dweave.com/library/

Last year I managed to find some other links as well by searching google for things like IBL images, HDR Images, and Light Probe Images.  I can't readily see them in google right now: it's possible that the sites are gone or that I'm just not dealving deep enough into the search.  But those links above should be more than enough for your uses.

You might want to check out these 2 links at RDNA. Our very creative bagginsbill has a great technique for a new way to use light probes!  And he was kind enough to write up a tutorial on how he accomplished it.  The best thing is that it only uses ONE light!!!

Not your average IBL image (see tutorial just below)

HDRI IBL in Poser using LDRI with Nodes

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able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  novelist999    ( ) ( posted at 9:40AM Mon, 17 March 2008  · @3195370

Thanks for these links, Acadia. I'm sure they'll be helpful! :-)


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 12:39PM Tue, 01 July 2008  · @3260587

Control the brightness of the diffuse light

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Greebo    ( ) ( posted at 3:19AM Wed, 02 July 2008  · @3260979

Is there any chance this thread could be stickied? I can't count the number of times I've gone to the shader thread, and lighting is just as important. I didn't even know this thread was here.

And big thanks to you Acadia for putting it all together :)


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 11:46AM Fri, 18 July 2008  · @3269798

Moving on up!

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 2:06PM Fri, 23 January 2009  · @3373243

Updating

Our guru of lights and the material room, is at it again. This time with more on IBL lighting.

IBL TIP - Instant "white balancing"

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 6:08PM Mon, 02 February 2009  · @3380520

Not really sure where to put this one, so I'll put it under "lighting" since that is the end result

Gamma Correcting Renders

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 6:09AM Wed, 03 June 2009  · @3457752

A Situational  Discussion

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 12:07PM Sun, 27 December 2009  · @3577725

make a campfire reflect on the people around it

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Miss Nancy    ( ) ( posted at 12:09PM Sun, 27 December 2009  · @3577727

just seconding greeb - can the mods make this one a sticky? some info is largely for pre-poser 8, but I couldn't find this thread earlier, and even the basic poser directional lites can be confusing to new users.



  jefsview    ( ) ( posted at 1:07PM Sun, 27 December 2009  · @3577751

I second Miss Nancy's request!

-- Jeff


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 1:12PM Sat, 16 January 2010  · @3588033

Updating

Poser 8 Soft Studio Lights with IDL

Discussion Thread for this tutorial

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 9:19PM Sat, 16 January 2010  · @3588251

IDL Light Wall

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Stelwire    ( ) ( posted at 8:41AM Sun, 17 January 2010  · @3588456

Acadia, many of the older links - particularly the ones which reference to RDNA are no longer available.


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 7:45PM Sun, 15 August 2010  · @3688478

Unfortunately RDNA changed servers and when they did, all of their links broke.

In order to view the RDNA threads, until I feel up to updating this thread further, simply click on the RDNA link and if you get a broken link,  take note fo the numbers at the end of the thread, and put this strand of address just before the numbers.

http://www.runtimedna.com/forum/showthread.php?p=

For example:

http://www.runtimedna.com/mod/forum/messages.php?ShowMessage=184683 (Broken Link)

Take the 184683  and put it at the end of  this:

http://www.runtimedna.com/forum/showthread.php?p=

To get this:

http://www.runtimedna.com/forum/showthread.php?p=184683

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  TrekkieGrrrl    ( ) ( posted at 6:21AM Mon, 16 August 2010  · @3688598

 Not saying this isn't a GREAT thread.. but isn't something like this more suited for the Wiki?

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 3:45PM Wed, 27 July 2011  · @3822964

Quote -  Not saying this isn't a GREAT thread.. but isn't something like this more suited for the Wiki?

 

I've been slowly trying to update my bookmark,  but I think they took away the Wiki. All of the links to it that I had bookmarked no longer work, and it isn't in the drop down menus.

I don't know if it was intentional or just an oversite.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  bagginsbill    ( ) ( posted at 3:59PM Wed, 27 July 2011  · @3822972

If they deleted the Wiki I am going to have a major tantrum.  I spent hours formatting and assembling the shader links for the Wiki, so that we would not have the confusion that results from an ever-growing thread with things spread out in dozens of posts and not up to date or grouped.


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  millighost    ( ) ( posted at 4:17PM Wed, 27 July 2011  · @3822975

Attached Link: http://www.renderosity.com/mod/forumpro/showthread.php?thread_id=2831996

It seems to be in trial (see link).


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 4:40PM Wed, 27 July 2011  · @3822983

Quote - If they deleted the Wiki I am going to have a major tantrum.  I spent hours formatting and assembling the shader links for the Wiki, so that we would not have the confusion that results from an ever-growing thread with things spread out in dozens of posts and not up to date or grouped.

 

So true!!

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



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