Illuminating an Old-Timer
To put what we’ve learned to use we will apply various lighting methods to a Wartburg old-timer - the same one used in the Material System Tutorial. Again, we have prepared the final scene for you to view before getting started on lighting the scene yourself:
After working through this lighting tutorial your finished scene should look very similar to our sample scene.
The first thing you should do is position your camera for rendering. This will let us concentrate on the important elements that will be included in the rendered image. Since our vehicle has numerous reflective surfaces and our scene contains no other objects anywhere near the car, we will use an image to create a virtual environment.