Category Rendering

HDR Images

High Dynamic Range Images – HDRI  HDRI (High Dynamic Range Imaging)  is a technology that expands the dynamic range of an image and shows details in both shadows and highlights. Dynamic Range is a range of brightness values that can be recorded on media (film, photographic plate, photographic paper) or on the matrix of a digital […]

Texturing and Shading

SHADING is a term used for applying renderable colours, surface bumps, transparency, reflection, shine, luminescence, glow or similar attributes. Shading defines the look of your model when it is rendered. Shaders are based on nodes that hold attributes that define the shader. TEXTURES give objects relevance to their surroundings, believability, quality. Textures are applied to shader […]

Colour

Colour is how we perceive the difference in the wavelengths of light.  There are three primary colours of light, red, green and blue.  At the heart of colour theory is the colour wheel, which was created in the late 17th century by Sir Isaac Newton. Best known for his physics breakthroughs, Newton mapped the colour spectrum […]

Compositing

Compositing is the process of putting back together elements of a shot or scene that have been rendered separately.  These layers give the compositor the ability to alter elements when finishing before integrating and bringing them together in the final image.  In the Post-Production Visual Effects Industry, compositing is a vital step to achieving final, […]

Programming

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Rendering Process Diary

V-RAY WINS ACADEMY AWARD Vector-based or 3D software uses mathematical algorithms and geometric functions and rendering is the process of calculating this information, converting into raster images, to produce a 2D picture. The rendered picture is made up of pixels that create the image or movie file.  The lights, shadows, colours, movement, placement of textures and […]

Lighting and Rendering

This post is made up of information that I have collected and continually adding to along my journey about lighting, shaders, rendering. Top 10 reasons to take part in student rendering challenges 3drender.com – Three D lighting and rendering including challenges The Science of Rendering Photorealistic CGI Disney’s Practical Guide to Path Tracing CG Channel.com MAXDEPTH Resolution Revolution Redux: […]