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Underdog

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I'm working om a night picture of a building at the moment and I just made some up-lighters for the surrounding trees. It looks quite nice so I thought I'll post it here.

for the lights I used the cone-method. by having two cones pointing at each-other you get the light-source where you want it.

 

hope you enjoy it.


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nice, could you make a components with varied light strenght and info.

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This is the same approach I have used to force the 'origin' of the light to where you want it. I have used a single line (which won't render) to do this instead of mirroring the whole light spread.

 

Try this instead, it may render faster.

 

[Edit: the post in question is here:- http://www.websitetoolbox.com/tool/post/supodiumforum/vpost?id=1721108]


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bigstick: I didn't find any models there where a cone was beeing used... thow zem's model contained a lightgroup with two pieces. was it that you refered to? anywaw. I didn't realy get how it worked but the result was very nice.
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very good trick thnaks for sharing
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I'll post my model in the other thread. I need a bit of time to write a more detailed tutorial, and actually I was planning to add it to the FAQ.                            
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I'm pretty clueless about lighting even after reading all the tutorials I could get my hands on, sorry forgive me if this sounds stupid.
 
Why are there opposing cones under the ground of your up-lights?  I vaguely remember something about the focal center of a light source and maybe that's the reason.
 
I still can't understand the logic of lighting in podium on things like this.
 
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becaus the light soure comes from the center of the group. so if u just have the one cone the lightspot will apear somewhere in the middle of the con, and not in the end where you probebly want it.

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just wanted to say thanks for the tip!
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thanx. here is the render I used it in....


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