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Winner Announced - Win a Copy of 'Digital Lighting and Rendering (2nd Edition)', by Pixar's Jeremy Birn!


Creating a perfect render in any 3D application means getting all the details exactly right. And no matter what software you use, your success in creating realistic illumination, shadows, and textures depends on the quality of the professional lighting and rendering techniques at your disposal. In this lavishly illustrated new edition, Pixar's Jeremy Birn explains everything you will need to know to perfect this highly technical craft.


  • Master Hollywood lighting techniques to produce professional results in any 3D application
  • Convincingly composite 3D models into real-world environments.
  • Apply advanced rendering techniques using subsurface scattering, global illumination, caustics, occlusion, and high dynamic range images.
  • Design realistic materials and paint detailed texture maps
  • Mimic real-life camera properties such as f-stops, exposure times, depth-of-field, and natural color temperatures for photorealistic renderings
  • Render in multiple passes for greater efficiency and creative control
  • Understand production pipelines at visual effects and animation studios
  • Develop your lighting reel to get a job in the industry
  • About the Author

    "Jeremy Birn is a Lighting Technical Director at Pixar Animation Studios, where he worked on Cars and the Academy Award-winning The Incredibles. Prior to joining Pixar in 2002, Jeremy did lighting and rendering at such companies as Palomar Pictures, Wild Brain, CBS Television, and Tippett Studio, where he worked on effects for the feature film Evolution. Jeremy has taught courses at the California Institute of the Arts in Southern California and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. More of Jeremy’s work and more about his writing is on his website,"(

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