Lighting

Lighting

Sites that have great ideas on Lighting

https://www.creativeshrimp.com/light-texture-tutorial-1-lighting-book.html

Lighting and Rendering Tutorial: Pretend You Are a Photographer (creativeshrimp.com)

Youtube Videos:

Beginner

Great ideas about lighting that he read in books and summarized.

 

This video shows the basic 3 point Lighting setup.  (Save time using the Tri-lighting plugin, look in the settings plugins to add)

 

Beginner lighting ideas Blender guru has good ideas on lighting for beginners. View this video first. Watch his whole series on lighting.

 

Chipp Walters has some great tips to light your scene with hdri, and shows you how to add lights to light up an object.

He uses a mixshader in the world view to mix the hdri with a color to effect the lighting of the scene.  But you could add an image map or texture also.  Or if you wanted just use a hue saturation to modify the color of the hdri. 

 

10 Tips to make Your 3D Render more Cinematic - YouTube Cgboost has excellent Expert advice on lighting and scene setup Described in an Easy manner.  He also uses multiple cameras.

 

How to Create a Night Scene | Blender 2.8 | Lighting - YouTube tutorials are very very logical and informative.

Intermediate

What lights there are in Blender, Point, Sun, Area, Spot

 

Lighting 3D Characters for Storytelling byCgboost.  Great lighting tips and when to use certain lighting setups.

 

Volumetric Lighting  Fog and Clouds add mood to your scene.

Creating a Flame for a torch

 

Expert

Lighting with drivers  This I found was a very informative video on LIghting and using drivers to animate lights. 

 

Volumetric Flame for a torch