A lengthy explanation, as usual, this GI/IL Test Bed is a tutorial regarding setting up a scene for exploring the idea of ‘Painting with Shadows’ simply to gain positive experience that is sure to make lighting design more fluid and natural. You’ll be able to quickly and accurately test the results of a full lighting arrangement using only one light, while Carrara’s Global Illumination system takes care of the rest.
The idea of this is to gain experience in light angles and their resulting shadows, so that you build in your own mind a set of results that you like, and that work well for various situations, as well as to have fun with Carrara’s powerful raytrace engine.
Dartanbeck’s EnvironKit series leverage the power of Carrara’s nature, terrain, and environment tools. While he tours this extensive product you will see how he has organized light and sky elements into presets that can be loaded from the browser, and created custom morphing helper objects to control the distribution of Carrara’s clouds using surface replicators.