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Sponza Lighting
Sponza Lighting


Sponza Lighting
Description: This was done in Vue Studio Pro 6 which is another attempt at lighting using the Sponza.
This set up has two radials along with volumetric lighting model with global radiosity.
There is a small amount of fog and haze for effect.
I did some post work inside of Vue which was minimal.

This is still practice to help develop my lighting skills in this program so feel free to comment.
Added by: Render Man
Keywords: Sponza, lighting, test
Date: 09.01.2008 12:10
Hits: 1531
Downloads: 39
Rating: 5.00 (1 Vote(s))
File size: 100.3 KB
Previous image: Sponza Final

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Join Date: 05.26.2004
Comments: 4442

Yes, it looks more evenly lit, less contrast and the sky is blue as well. Judging from the shadows cast in the courtyard, I think the columns at right look like they were glowing. They look good on the left. I'm not sure that haze was a good idea. It is not easy to get atrium and vaulted corridors nicely lit. You did a good job here but I'm not fully convinced.
09.01.2008 16:31 Offline Horo h.-r.h.wernli at
Render Man

Join Date: 11.10.2007
Comments: 358

Thanks Horo for you honest comments. Very good eye I did look this over carefully before posting and rendered this scene more times than I would like to say. After looking at several pictures of this Sponza on the net I felt it would be hard to have it be convincing as there are so many variables. But I certainly can always improve. It is much different working in Vue than Bryce because the lights do bounce. In this picture above I had all the lights set with the global illumination and think it did fairly good job.

The glowing pillar is more than likely my radial which could have been moved more to the left to create realism.
09.01.2008 18:25 Offline Render Man alreich_4 at

Join Date: 06.04.2006
Comments: 2622

Much better.

Seems to me you have learned a valuable lesson, and that is that even in programs that offer GI, one often will still need to help the GI with a few tradiditonal lighting tricks like radials. This is the most natural by far of your Sponza series. The render wuality seems better this time though not completely right yet. I must say Vue is impressive and you are becoming more familiar with it and the progression in your skills is obvious.
09.01.2008 19:22 Offline rashadcarter1 rashadcarter1 at
Render Man

Join Date: 11.10.2007
Comments: 358

Thanks for the comments it is nice to think I am making some progress because I don't feel that way but those are just feelings. The program is so extensive with much to learn and remember. Rashad you must have read my mind as I was thinking hte GI was enough after reading all the great reviews on global radiosity. I discovered if I wanted to bring out the texture on this Sponza some extra light was needed.

I will try this one more time as this is good practice for me. I am learning that setting lights is an art by itself.
09.02.2008 01:21 Offline Render Man alreich_4 at
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