Lighting Setup

How To : Create a photo studio lighting setup in modo

This illuminating video tutorial presents instructions on how to create a studio-style lighting setup within modo 401. Whether you're new to Luxology's popular 3D computer graphics application or are a seasoned digital artist merely on the lookout for new tips and tricks, you' ...more

How To : Create a photographic lighting setup in modo

This modo tutorial offers instructions on how to create a simple scene with a basic photographic lighting setup as well as how to create some simple glasses using bezier curve and sweep operator tools. This guide also presents an overview on material and shader creation using ...more

How To : Execute a basic 3 point lighting setup

One popular way to use light in photography is with a three point lighting setup. In this tutorial, learn how to set up three point lights in portrait photography and get the most flattering shot of your subject. There is an art to making people look good and proper lighting i ...more

How To : Create a lighting setup for an interview

When shooting a traditional-style interview, one of your jobs as cinematographer is to think about lighting so the viewing audience doesn't have to — that is, the lighting should serve and most not distract from the subject. This free cinematography lesson presents a number of ...more

How To : Setup Rembrandt lighting for a film shoot

This is The Substream's "The Film Lab" series on lighting basics. This episode covers Rembrandt Lighting. Mike and Rajo teach you how to light like an old dead Dutch dude (who was really good at lighting dudes, to be fair). This is a common drama lighting. This is Rembrandt ...more

How To : Do basic photography lighting setups

Lighting is very important to photography. The proper lighting can make your subject or scene appear in a totally new way. Whether you are adding, or eliminating shadow, using light to manipulate the way something looks, or just setting up for a flattering portrait, you will n ...more

How To : Setup basic PBR lighting in Houdini 9

This Houdini n9 software tutorial covers a very simple lighting and rendering scene to show the basic workflow for generating a PBR render. We use a digital asset to quickly establish a group of geometry to light. In the lesson we also add an area map so that we can extract th ...more

How To : Use DMX Par Can lights in your DJ setup

This is 1 of a 2 part video talking about DMX and LED Par Cans lights as well as Dip Switches and using a DMX controller. Part 1 of 2 - How to Use DMX Par Can lights in your DJ setup. Part 2 of 2 - How to Use DMX Par Can lights in your DJ setup.

How To : Create a three-point lighting rig in Blender

A good lighting setup is essential to effectively displaying your model. Without it your hard work might as well be for nothing. This tutorial takes a look at how to make a good three-point (+) lighting setup in Blender. The tutorial covers the different kinds of lights within ...more

How To : Photograph your dog or any other pet like a pro

Dogs and pets make beautiful portrait subjects, but they can be difficult to photograph. In this video, learn exactly how to set up your surroundings, lighting and camera to take your best animal picture. This tutorial will teach you a photography technique that you can use to ...more

How To : Use Action Centers for camera and lighting in Modo

Go beyond the traditional 3D workflow to an immersive creative experience with the software Modo, created by Luxology. Modo is the next evolution of 3D modeling, painting and rendering for Mac and PC. Modo includes 3D sculpting tools, animation and network rendering, and advan ...more

How To : Render a 3D model of a car within modo

Learn how to go about rendering a car within modo. This clip discusses basic shader creation, studio lighting setup and how to approach to every single material using shader trees, raytracing with blurry reflection and global illuminations. What's more, you'll see how to creat ...more

How To : Apply four styles of lighting

This video tutorial will show you how to apply four styles of lighting. This video teaches you how to apply four styles of lighting, namely Rembrandt, Beauty, Cameo and filling in from the Key Side. You will learn about high contrast lighting schemes, dealing with the amount o ...more

How To : Program your DirecTV remote to work with your XBox

To program your DirecTV remote for your XBox you will need to find your programming codes. Press menu on your remote and scroll down to parental fav's and setups, then system setup, select remote control, and program remote. You can use either AV1 or AV2 both should work. Then ...more

How To : Find cheap and cool DIY lighting for your film

Continuing on with budget lighting, we explore using Fluorescent and LED lights, along with using available light, bouncing it with a reflector. These setups will work great for interviews, video casting, vlogging, and the likes. These lights use less power and also generate m ...more

News : The Jackass Olympic Games

Have you got the olympic balls!!!! Nuts this is going to hurt!!!! The Jackass Olympics is a test not only of athleticism but also what every true sportsman or in some case women should have balls of steel!!I foresee the event to be a close contest, with the winner being awarde ...more

How To : Create and upload photos to help sell on eBay

New to eBay? Don't worry, setting up an account and buying and selling doesn't take that much effort at all. Everyone who has an Internet connection has at one point come across eBay, to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, to find the cheapest deals on plasma televisio ...more

How To : Program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Toyota Prius

In this tutorial, we learn how to program the HomeLink setup in a 2010 Prius. This can be programmed to operate any HomeLink compatible device. Up to three devices can be operated from the vehicle. To program a garage door opener, simply press both the remote and home link but ...more

How To : Setup and configure the Brevis 35mm Lens Adapter

This is a hands-on video tutorial that addresses the basic setup and configuration of a Cinevate Brevis 35mm Lens Adapter. We demonstrate this using the Brevis on a Panasonic HVX200 mounted on Zacuto rods and baseplate. The advent of affordable 35mm Lens Adapter systems have ...more

How To : Create fire and smoke using Pyro FX in Houdini 10

The new Pyro FX in Houdini 10 are very impressive with improved workflow. The Pyro FX are great for creating 3D fire and smoke effects. And in this video tutorial series, you will learn the Pyro FX workflow in-depth and the parameters used to create fire and smoke effects. You ...more

News : The Role of a Gaffer

Both on and off the set, the Gaffer or Chief Lighting Technician is one of the most important positions around. Though the average movie goer most likely has no idea the job even exists, they probably don't know what 99% of the other crew is/does either.   From the time a DP ...more

How To : Use lighting ratios for film and video shoots

This is an absolutely fundamental concept and is important to development as a filmmaker. It's a really simple pice of shorthand that cinematographers and gaffers use to keep track of lighting setups across different shooting days. It's called a lighting ratio or a contrast ra ...more

How To : Light for video to get a filmic look

In this video, Tony Reale describes some cinematography tips for video lighting. He focuses mainly on different ways to capture the look of video. The lighting style he's using in this video is a 2-light setup. One light is reflecting off a foam core and is placed at the right ...more

How To : Take better stock photographs that sell

Yuri Arcurs, the most successful stock and microstock photographer, demonstrates his process and technique for great stock photographs. Watch him set up and talk through different lighting setups as he shows his tricks to eye-grabbing, lasting images.

How To : Set up and safely operate a generator with ease

You never know when disaster will happen. You could be going about your business one minute and the next - the power blows out. There are many reasons why a black out can be devastating and if you have small children or run a business that needs to stay lit, check out this vid ...more

How To : Draw a outdoor rainbow scene

This video is all about how to draw a rainbow. The picture is drawn using a computer paint tool. In a blank white page they started drawing the outline for the trees, shrubs, house. After that using the light blue, dark blue and gray color they started painting the clouds. Af ...more

How To : Use green screen footage in iMovie

This video describes the "green screen" process in iMovie. The shirtless presenter has setup a green screen in his home along with several lights to provide realistic lighting. The presenter then places the object, in this case a porcelain troll, in front of the green screen. ...more

How To : Set up your Verizon Wireless Razzle TXT8030

This WirelessZone video gives a first-look and shows how to setup a recently un-boxed Razzle from Verizon Wireless. First the features of the unique Razzle with its flip speaker keyboard combo is highlighted, thereafter a walk-through is given on how to set up the display bann ...more

How To : Light a camp stove

Join Scoutmaster Houts as he demonstrates how to use a backpacking mini camp stove. Detailed step by step instructions are given for setup and use.

How To : Use a Hydroponic Seed Starter to produce seedlings

Learn how to make and use a hydroponic seed starter to produce seedlings with this video tutorial. This is a very easy setup to make. Start with a basic metal shelving unit. Hang florescent lights above each of the shelves on the shelving unit. Make sure the lights are balance ...more

How To : Wire an LED Police light bar system

This is my homemade led light system. The main unit has a total of 228 LED's, the corners are using super wide angle LED's to maximize visibility. There are also 48 LED mini lightbar, 5x 16 LED mini modules. The main controller is controlling the light bar as well as the indiv ...more

How To : Display lightning FX & fog into back of tombstone

Check out this demonstrational video to learn how to create lighting FX and fog behind the back of a tombstone that's a great prop for Halloween sets. The idea is to combat wind and create atmosphere by letting the fog hit the back of the tombstone to collect in an area, then ...more

How To : Set up an HP wireless printer

In this tutorial, we learn how to set up an HP wireless printer. First, click "setup" on the printer, then go to "network", then "wireless setup wizard". The printer will now go through the setup process and show you available wireless networks in your area. If your network re ...more

How To : Make a basic survival shelter from a Mylar blanket

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make a basic survival shelter using an emergency blanket. The materials required for this shelter are: an emergency blanket, paracord and duct tape. This is a basic shelter that would be great for certain conditions. This setup woul ...more

How To : Hit a golf ball straight and far off the tee

In this how-to video, you will learn how to hit a golf ball straight and far off the tee. Hitting too quick and hard will give you a crooked hit with less distance. Make sure your arms and hands feel light. Be relaxed and make sure your transition is not too quick. Make a nice ...more

How To : Set up a big white infinity sweep for photo studio

This instructional photography video shows how to setup large white infinity backgrounds in the photo studio. The key components to this setup is include this six foot octobox softbox light, which requires quite a bit of power; a framed aluminum reflector; the background itsel ...more

Minecraft : Musical Wonderland

Have you ever wanted to ride a rollercoaster while listening to Lady Gaga? Or have the Star Wars theme auto-play when you enter your house? You can with Minecraft. Search Youtube for a popular song + Minecraft, and chances are there will be a video for it! Minecraft gives pla ...more

How To : Install LED lights onto your Axon hover RC

This video is on how to install the LED light kit onto your Axon Racing anti-gravity razorback racer hover. This video is on how to setup the axon racing anti gravity razorback racer. it involves receiver installation, zeroing your servo with the trims and lifting the horn, p ...more

WTFoto's Homemade Mondays : It's Raining Crayons

If, unlike me, you have stopped using crayons for your daily art endeavors (and light, yet nutritionally-bereft snacks), here's a reason to buy a new pack of rainbow glory. Buy a Pack of Crayons The bigger the better. Don't scrimp—get Crayola! In my humble experience, Crayol ...more

How To : Observe the Quadrantid Meteor Shower

Note: This shower is only visible in the Northern Hemisphere. The Quadrantid meteor shower is one of my personal favorites, mainly because of the amount of meteors it produces. You can sight more than 100 meteors per hour- that's more than 1 meter per minute. Even though that ...more

News : Geminid Meteor Shower Starts Monday (12/12 to 12/16)

Since the Geminid Meteor shower is intensifying more every year, grab your binoculars and lay down in a field to enjoy the show! If you are going to observe one day, do it on the peak: December 14th. The shower is caused by Palladian asteroid 3200 Phaethon. This, along with t ...more

News : The Witcher Quick Look

Besides Killing Floor, I played a bit of The Witcher over the weekend. If you're curious about the game now is the perfect time. It's on sale on Steam, and the sequel is being released early next year. Though the game is three years old, it's still one of the best western rpgs ...more

How To : Perform a bar match trick to win a free drink

All you need is a match, two pint glasses and a quarter, and you'll be drinking free all night! Just follow the steps in this how-to video. The tricks win you goodwill, but the puzzles win you good beer! The Setup: turn an empty pint glass upside down, and place a "treasure" ...more

How To : Navigate the Houdini 9 interface

In this video series, you will take a look a the new Houdini 9 interface and learn how it will make your work faster and easier. Part 1 covers interface navigation: Preliminary tour of the default interface of Houdini and how to navigate in the 3d viewport. As well, how to bri ...more

How To : Use Apple Aperture software

In this series of videos photographer and Mac expert Brandon Sarkis shows you the basics of using Aperture photo editing software. He demonstrated how to setup the software, how to import your photos, and how to adjust your images using various features, like Light Tables and ...more

News : Hands on with Modnation Racers

It's been a long time. The console HD gaming era started with the 360's release in 2005. Until now, the only true kart game to be released till this year was, believe it or not, Burger King's Pocketbike Racer released in November 2006. Five years of HD console gaming and that ...more

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