Core77 Crash Course: How to Nail Perfect Lighting Set-Ups in Keyshot

You’ve spent hours or days working on your model, and now it’s time to present to the client. Your rendered object has to be shown to best effect. The key to this, as with real product photography, is to absolutely nail your lighting set-ups in Keyshot.

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What about that kick-ass rendering you did, where you were happy with the lighting—but now the client wants to change the shiny metal to matte plastic, and now your perfectly-lit rendering suddenly looks like crap? You could benefit from knowing just what to adjust to achieve the effect you’re looking for.

Using light to make your object look just right is both art and science, so we found a pro who can break it down for you. In this Core77 Crash Course, industrial designer and rendering expert McKay Nilson will run you through the basics:

– The importance of lighting

– How lighting works in Keyshot

– How to create custom lighting set-ups

– Examples of different lighting set-ups and their effects

– Lighting considerations for different materials

Are you intimidated by Keyshot’s HDRI editor? Do you understand how the size/shape/brightness/hardness of light will affect the finished look of your object? Do you know the difference between key-, fill- and rim-lighting? Do you wonder when you should use 1-, 2- or 3-point lighting set-ups? Nilson will cover all of these topics and more, giving you the knowledge you need to tackle these things with confidence.

How to Perfect Your Lighting Set-Ups in Keyshot, with McKay Nilson

Wednesday, May 18th

1pm EDT (GMT -4)

Nilson will present for 30-45 minutes, and afterwards you can participate in the live 10-15 minute Q&A.

Registration is free! Sign up using the form at the top of the post.

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