3ds Max Tutorials: How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

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This article is a 3ds Max tutorial about how to set a realistic interior lighting shared by the powerful but affordable 3ds Max render farm, Fox Renderfarm. We hope that can help you with 3ds Max learning. For interior designers, to make a good work rendering includes many aspects, such as modeling, color matching, lighting atmosphere, composition angle, and so on. In this 3ds Max tutorial, I will discuss with you the lighting layout of the 3ds Max scene. Taking the bedroom space as an example, there is a set of small principles on how to arrange the lights, that is, the order of placing the lights: ambient light → main light source → supplementary light.

This time I will show you the lighting layout process of the Bedroom. This kind of effect is different from the general rendering. It is based on the demonstration of hotel space lighting technology. The purpose is to let everyone know more about the backlighting indoor space and indoor lighting design. Let's take a look at a few photos first, you can watch and observe at the same time,

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

The above figures have one thing in common, that is, the lighting atmosphere is relatively strong, and the key places are particularly bright, such as pillows, decorations, and dining tables, from which conclusions are drawn. Taking commercial pictures as an example, you don't need to blindly follow the trend to make photo grades. What you want to do is to combine realism and art.

The following uses a set of models as examples. The first step is to add a VRaySky to add ambient light. The rendering setup parameters are shown in the figure, the settings of the image sampler and color map. Adaptive DMC → Mitchell-Netravali → Type: Exponential.

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

Then open Indirect illumination and check on, set Irradiance map and Light cache, the parameters are as follows,

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

Test rendering,

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

It looks very dark right now, yes, only by reducing the darkness of the space can the light atmosphere be shown! So I decided to increase some ambient light, it can be imagined that there is no feeling of turning on the lights during the day.

Two VR surface lights are added, the indoor VR lights are to strengthen the effect of the skylight on the interior,

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

Lighting parameter value,

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

Rendering test results:

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

Although it will not be so dark in reality when the lights are not turned on, the lights cannot be so bright in the 3D software, which will dilute the performance of indoor lights.

In the second step, the ceiling hidden lights are lit according to the area of the square light troughs on the ceiling. Such ceilings are more common. If you find it troublesome, you can look for some plugins to make.

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

In order to save time and have a contrast effect, you can choose the area rendering test to see,

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

After placing the ceiling wall lamp, you can see the effect of the background wall around the top, which is the effect of the hidden lamp.

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

The third step is to add the lights of the bedside table lamp and place a VR ball lamp inside the lampshade of the table lamp.

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

The fourth step is to make the effect of the tube-shaped lamp, and the brightness of the key positions is improved. This makes the space more important.

The fifth step is to add fill light.

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

Test to see the effect after fill light, it can be clearly seen that the side of the bed and the ground are not too dark. Finally, all the lights have been arranged. You can also add a light to decorate. At this time, you can choose a smaller IES optical domain network to place the decorations on the bed. This can not only improve the details, but also enrich the shadows on the bed, and finally the post-production effect. (The previously adjusted parameters have not been changed. The parameters can be adjusted higher when the final picture is produced, so the effect is even better.)

3ds Max Tutorial How to Set A Realistic Interior Lighting

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