Cinema 4D – Intro to HDRI Lighting using Global Illumination Tutorial

[Instructor] EJ Hassenfratz

In this tutorial, you’ll get an intro to using HDRI’s to add realistic lighting to your scene using Global Illumination and Physical Renderer in Cinema 4D.

Topics covered include:

  • Applying reflective materials using Reflectance Channel
  • Using Ambient Occlusion for realistic shading
  • Loading up HDRI images and applying them to Sky Objects
  • Covering how different HDRI images affect a scene
  • Learning how to use Global Illumination to use HDRI luminance information to realistically light your scene
  • Brief overview of GI options
  • Tips for optimizing your scenes render time


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