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Lantios Lights

Lantios Lights
Product: Lantios Lights
Product Code: ds_lt008b
Programs Supported: DAZ|Studio 3 Advanced
DAZ Original: No
Published Artists: Lantios
Released: May 2010

Lantios Lights is a light set made for DAZ Studio 3 Advanced, by Lantios. The lights were designed to aid in creating realistic lights in your renders.

For other renders using the lights, including those made by the buyers, visit the thread on the forums

Contents

Lantios Lights contains:

  • 18 Full Presets
    • 9 Presets - Deep Shadow Map
    • 9 Presets - No Deep Shadow Map
  • 36 Partial Presets
    • Ambient Only
      • 9 Presets - Deep Shadow Map
      • 9 Presets - No Deep Shadow Map
    • Back Light Only
      • 9 Presets
    • UberEnvironment + Specular Light Only
      • 9 Presets

Mixing & Matching & Experimenting

The partial presets allow you to combine the different options (ambient, UberEnvironment, back light) to achieve hundreds of possibilities which allow for great versatility.

Feel free to also rotate the lights, increase the intensities and play around with the settings. It will help you understand how the lights work and affect your scene and will help you with your future images more, especially in times where you need a specific lighting.

Presets

Each preset was made in mind with a general use.
#1 - Daylight
#2 - Spaceship
#3 - Forest
#4 - Spaceship
#5 - Daylight
#6 - Desert
#7 - Spaceship
#8 - Alien Planet
#9 - Alien Planet

Questions & Answers

Here are several questions I have been asked in the thread mentioned above:

Why is my render taking so long?
The lights are provided with the settings set for optimum quality, thus, the render times increase dramatically, even in simple scenes. To correct this do the following:

  • After selecting UberEnvironment, go into the Parameters tab.
  • Once there, change the value of the Occlusion Samples down from 128 to a lower value.
  • Start out with 32. If it creates grainy and blotchy spots on your render, turn it up to 64.
  • Once at 64, most blotches tend to be eliminated and the render times are normally cut in half.

Another way to fix this is to use the “Set Quality —” found in DAZ Built-In Content:Lights:UberEnvironment 2

Why do I get a 3Delight message #5 (Severity 1) message when I load the lights and render an image?
There is a simple answer for this. The .TIFFs provided with the light set are not generated by the HDRConverter that comes with UberEnvironment 2. It does not affect the renders at all, both in performance and/or quality.