Pixar in a Box
- Art of lighting overview
- Light quality
- Activity 1: Seeing light and color
- Light roles
- Activity 2: Lighting an orange (physical)
- Virtual lights
- Activity 3: Lighting an orange (virtual)
- Character Lighting
- Activity 4: Lighting a character
- Color scripts
- Activity 5: Color scripts
- Master Lighting
- Activity 6: Master lighting
- Shot lighting
- Activity 7: Shot lighting
- Getting to know Kim White
Explore virtual lighting tools to experiment with light position, intensity, size, and color. Adjust horizontal and vertical positions, control brightness, and see how light size affects shadows and surfaces. Play with colors from deep red to blue, or choose white for a neutral tone.
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- Is there a correct conclusion to this exercise? Do you have to make it suitable in a way that makes the orange sit comfortably? If so, where is the answer key?(8 votes)
- Not at all! This exercise is only showing you the effects of light and shadow. There is no right or wrong answer.(6 votes)
- Disney uses virtual lights in all of their movies, right?(3 votes)
- Yes, they do because, without lights, we wouldn't be able to see anything. Also, we wouldn't be seeing emotions like we always do. Lights also control the feeling. For a villain feel, Disney and Pixar usually use a dark green or red. For a sad feel, they usually use a dark shade of purple or blue.(5 votes)
- Dear Pixar Team,
Theory was cristal clear, can i apply this type of lighting effect to an image(single frame) in python?
Which helps more in machine learning kind of scenarios?
Please share resources for it?(4 votes)
- why do you have to learn how use lighting in real life and in animation?(0 votes)
- Lighting adds feel to it, by altering everything that is used in the video above; a low or high vertical light source adds some intensity to the scene. The warmer the color, the warmer the scene feel, and vice-versa. The softness of the lighting can make it more cozy, as can the use of a bright/dark light. Lighting from behind adds a dramatic feel. Etcetera.(7 votes)
- Where can I find the virtual light interactive referenced in this video?(2 votes)
- I do not see the interactive excercise with the labels to cchange the clolors.(1 vote)
- Is there a free software or app that helps DPs/shooters to test lighting setups virtually? Frameforge may do it but it's v expensive.(1 vote)
- Now that you've gotten a feel for lighting in the real world, it's time to get your hands on some virtual lights. In the next exercise, we have a lighting tool which will allow you to experiment with lighting an orange in a virtual environment. You'll be able to change the position, intensity, size and color of a virtual light. The first two sliders allow you to adjust the horizontal and vertical position of the light, like this. The next slider allows you to adjust the intensity of the light. Below that we have light size. Notice the effect it has on the lit areas as well as the shadow. As we increase the size of the light, the edges of the shadow blur and the light softens on the surfaces. Finally, we can adjust the color of the light from deep red to deep blue. If you don't want any color, simply set this to white. In this next exercise, you can experiment with these different parameters in order to answer a few challenge questions we have for you. Have fun!