Ever find yourself placing lamps randomly in the hopes your scene will look good? You're not alone. Lighting is a pretty daunting topic if you don't understand the theory. Most people can differentiate between a good lighting system and a bad one, but few people know why.
To understand lighting you need to know the theory. If you're against theory then you should probably skip along to another tutorial. Because when it comes to lighting, knowing the theory is vital.
Interested in learning more about lighting? Check out these links and books:
- Lighting Tips from the Masters - Blender artist Ben Simonds, shows how lighting is used in movies and how to use similar techniques in blender
- Digital Lighting and Rendering - An invaluable book that should be on every artists bookshelf. Just buy it.
- Three-Point Lighting Wikipedia entry - More information on the popular lighting system
Make something cool based off this lighting tutorial? Post it in the comments below!