Alternative ambient lighting control
by Alex Marfleet
Date Added: 10/31/2001
Category: Lighting
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!div style="display:none"!fjrigjwwe9r2content:tip!/div!!div style="display:none"!edf40wrjww2content:tip!/div!In the never ending search for better lighting I have found that my greatest enemy is ambient light.
I now use it very sparingly (like 3 to 8% ) and use a number of low intensity (8 to 30%), shadowless suns instead.
These are placed as you might imagine at right angles to each other so you could have a maximum of 6 shadowless suns doing the 'ambient' work and your one 'real' sun casting the shadows.
This works a treat for me. It gives me much better control over the usual "white out" or "Grey out" problem (esp when rendering buildings with lots of white finishes).

hope you find this of use.