In this Softimage tutorial, we will learn about the essential lighting tools and features found in Softimage. Understanding how the various lighting tools in Softimage work and behave is a very important skill for anyone who is getting started with this 3D application. In this series of tutorials, we will discuss the different types of 3D lights found in Softimage, and methods for easily aiming and controlling your lights. We will also explore some of the specialized attributes found in certain light types, we will discuss the different types of shadows available in Softimage, we will see how we can add depth and mood to our scenes though the use of volumetric light rays, as well as many other lighting tools and concepts that will help you establish a solid foundation in Softimage. Software required: Softimage 2012 and up.
Kyle was one of the first authors for Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company) and has been a part of the team for over 10 years. Kyle began his career in computer graphics education as a college instructor and worked as a Digital-Tutors rendering tutor and curriculum manager since 2002.