Added: 14 September, 2007
Group: 3D studio max
Create a realistic looking satellite dish
Author: TechTut.com
page: 4

Lighting and rendering satelite dish


3. Lighting

Now, it is time to add some light in our scene. Hide antenna (Right click>Hide selected).

First, go to Customize>Units and set Display Unit Scale to Millimeters.

Tutorial Lighting and rendering satelite dish 1

Then, create one cylinder with parameters displayed on picture.

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Assign it Bend modifier, and set parameters displayed on picture.

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Put two VRay lights in scene (Create>Lights>VRay>VRay Light), and set parameters displayed on picture (first picture is for left light, second is for right light). Set pure white to color of cylinder.

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We can how unhide our antenna (Right click>Unhide all). Move and rotate it to get better position in scene.

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Lighting is finished.

4. Rendering

Go to Rendering>Render. Choose VRay as default renderer.

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Go to Renderer tab and set the parameters as the following:

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- Global switches - turn off default lights
- Image sampler set to adaptive QMC
- Antialising filter set to "mitchell-netravali"
- Indirect illumination swt to ON
- Secondary bounces multiplier to 0.8
- Irradiance map settings:
- "Low" preset
- Hsph subdivs = 20
- environment:
- Skylight pure white color, 1.0 multiplier
- Reflection/refraction pure black, 1.0 multiplier
- system:
- Render region division 50x50 px

Hit Render and see the result.

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In this tutorial you learned how to make antenna. You can further experiment with materials for it, to get better results.

Thank you!


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