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Chapter 25 -- Tips, Tricks, 'n' Tutes > The Sun and the Moon - Pg. 373

· · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · · Chapter 25: Tips, Tricks, 'n' Tutes and find a tutorial in the skylight section about creating a fill light using Backdrop Only radiosity. There is also a tutorial in the radiosity section that describes the use of Backdrop Only radiosity. Both employ similar techniques and both are important, but you shouldn't have to do every tutorial to learn every technique. So feel free to flip through, bypass techniques you already know, and skip to subjects that may be new to you. The Sun and the Moon The sun and the moon belong in the same category because, as far as lighting design and implementation are concerned, they have pretty sim- ilar properties. Both are distant light sources. Both are discs in the sky. Both provide the earth with a relatively similar spectrum of color. In fact, the only major difference for lighting considerations is illumination intensity. That's right; in case you hadn't noticed, the sun is way brighter than the moon. So we're going to look at a number of different ways to set up a big distant disc light source. We will then fiddle with