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January 28, 2008
TRAINING VIDEO LOOKS AT LIGHTING IN XSI The training video also offers time-saving workflow suggestions. Digital-Tutors says the new release is designed for beginner and intermediate XSI users looking to learn various lighting methods.

Highlights from the training solution include: an overview of light types in XSI, using depth map shadows, using raytrace shadows, decay rates of light, area lights for accurate shadows, creating custom light intensity curves, controlling render statistics for geometry, and creating volumetric lighting effects. The video also covers building shaders to simulate visible light sources, adding environment fog to scenes, simulating realistic camera effects with lens flare and altering object behavior in render.

Pricing for Introduction to Lighting in XSI is $45.99 and Digital-Tutors is offering the training video on either DVD or as a download.

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