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gavgood1
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Studio lighting template

Post by gavgood1 » Thu Jan 13, 2022 9:00 am

Good day,
I manufacture decorative lighting, pendants, chandeliers etc, and want to have a "room" set up as a standard area in which to render and share the rendered images.
I have tried with the box light setting but the light only shines onto the top of the fitting, I need the item to be illuminated from the sides as well.
Is there anyone who could assist me in setting up a template with the requisite lighting that will allow me to design a fitting and place it in the "room" for rendering? I have attached the sketchup file of the items for rendering. In this case the material used is shiny brass.
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Re: Studio lighting template

Post by Fletch » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:05 pm

Use the "two tall rectangles" HDRI that comes packaged with Twilight Render.

In the Environment Settings go to the presets pulldown menu (at the bottom) and choose it.
hdri-studio.png
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Try also the HDR-Studio-WarmCool preset.


This is what I used for these light fixtures:
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If you do not see these options, You can also download these here:
Download and load the HDR from here! (Studio-2StraightEmitters-BlackSky.hdr)
Subject: Warm-Cool Photo Studio
Subject: Free Studio HDRi Spherical Sky image
Subject: Studio Setup for Furniture

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Re: Studio lighting template

Post by Fletch » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:14 pm

See also this thread where I show many designer light fixtures in-situ.

Subject: Louis Poulsen Designer Light Fixtures

In that thread you will find this post describing a studio setup you can create for full control and rendering your light fixtures:

Subject: Louis Poulsen Designer Light Fixtures
Fletch wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:58 pm Here is an idea for a very easy studio lighting setup for a chrome object like this light fixture.

Using 4 rectangular emitter planes to create a studio for this light fixture, place them in a box-like patter around the object.
Set the back planes as emitter material with power at 150w/m2
Set the Front Left and Front Right emitter planes with emitter at 500w/m2
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Re: Studio lighting template

Post by Fletch » Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:49 pm

Here is a simple set up using your file.
To change the distance and shape/proportions of the emitter planes to be perfect for your light fixture you need to use exploration rendering - set on Easy 09 render setting, hopefully you have the AI denoise plugin which will save many hours of render time.


Keep in mind to highlight horizontal tubes, you need a long horizontal light.
For vertical tubes - a long vertical light works best.
Move them closer and further away, up and down.
Small resolution test renderings to quickly get an idea how it's looking.
Blue reflection in the metal material comes with the aluminum template but may not be right for your metal finish, so change the color based on what you need to see.

DOF enabled in close-up views of your light fixtures add to realism (and render times).
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Re: Studio lighting template

Post by Fletch » Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:17 pm

For a "room" you will want to work on that, for sure. You will want it modeled nicely and accurately, and lit well. It should render well no matter which fixture you place inside. You may need 2 or 3 or even more scenes like this in which to display the fixtures. There are several scenes ready to render and free for pro users in the Resources section, perhaps they will assist you in this.

Here is a link to a few example scenes for you to start with.
Subject: Wall Sconce and good wall paint material
Subject: Kohler Bathroom Medium Grey full test scene
Subject: Rooms for light fixture testing

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Re: Studio lighting template

Post by gavgood1 » Fri Jan 14, 2022 10:53 am

Hi Fletch, thanks a lot for the post, please could you save the sketchup file in SKP2020 format.
Also, please can you elaborate on the deionising plugin I should be using, I am still a beginner when it comes to these things.

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Re: Studio lighting template

Post by Fletch » Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:29 am

Fastforward Denoise Plugin for Twilight Render Pro saves hours and hours of render time, if you have a compatible video card.

I have resaved the file in 2016 format, please try to download again.

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Re: Studio lighting template

Post by majid » Tue Jan 18, 2022 10:39 am

Awesome!

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