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Lighting and Shadows in Cinema 4D - a Thorough Overview

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In this tutorial you will learn basic lighting in C4D. No matter if you are an intermediate user or an absolute beginner, there is something to be learned here about the many lighting & shadow options and control toggles within Cinema 4D.

The four basic light types (omni, area, infinite, and spot) and the three basic shadow types (shadow maps, raytraced, and area), and all of their correlated options will covered in detail. You will also learn about some of the lesser used lighting types, lens effects, volumetric lighting, render times, and some technical details about making light look good.

Before you begin I recommend installing the Drop To Floor plugin, available here: http://www.kuroyumes-developmentzone.com/products_cinema_4d.html.

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Note: click the 'Monitor' icon to view tutorial in full-screen HD.


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