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How to Master Iray Lighting for Realistic Character Portraits

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Product Name: How to Master Iray Lighting for Realistic Character Portraits
Product ID: 54501
Published Artist(s): Digital Art Live, esha
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2018-08-03

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Create awesome portrait renders with real-world lighting techniques! Learn how professional photographers light their subjects and how to transfer their tricks to your Iray renders. Bring out the best of your characters and make your artwork stand out!

Esha will take you through 3 hours of tutorials for portrait lighting setups, specifically for Daz Studio and Iray. Included are a number of scene files (including a room prop that can be used for lighting) to help you experiment with the setups.

  • Light characteristics explained.
  • Light types used in photography : natural, flash, beauty dish and softbox
  • Recreating key light types in Daz Studio
  • Recreating real world lighting assets in Daz Studio
  • Four types of classic portrait lighting setups explained and examined
  • Butterfly/Glamour/Paramount lighting
  • Loop lighting
  • Rembrandt lighting
  • Split lighting
  • Case studies
  • Indoor and outdoor portraits
  • Testing and using different HDRI resources

About the presenter Esha:

  • Esha lives in Austria and has been creating 3D products for nearly 13 years!
  • She has created content for Smith Micro and Daz and is an active vendor at
  • When Daz released the Developer Tools for Daz Studio in 2008 she integrated them into her workflow and has been working with Daz Studio, alongside Poser, ever since. In recent years she has been focusing on Daz Studio for product development.
  • Esha's favourite tools include Daz Studio, Poser, ZBrush, Wings3D, Xfrog, Marvelous Designer, UVLayout and Photoshop. In all of these she is a self-taught artist, basing her skills on years of experience and numerous online tutorials.
  • She fully understands the difficulties of moving from Poser to Daz Studio, having made that journey herself, and enjoys passing on her Studio know-how to new users.
  • Esha also has several years of experience in teaching adults. She firmly believes that the best way to learn is to actively do something yourself, so she favours a hands-on approach in teaching.
  • Knowing only too well how tiresome it is to gather scraps of information all over the web she wants to provide comprehensive webinars that really offer solid information. Moving from the basics to advanced procedures she takes care to make sure that her audience will be able to follow her courses smoothly.
  • In her spare time Esha loves listening to classical music, baking muffins and collecting cat photos.

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How to Master Iray Lighting for Realistic Character Portraits (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Props:Photography Props & Lights”
    • “Props:Photography Props & Lights:Scene Setups”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Lights:Iray:Portrait”
    • “Props:Architecture”

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