Low Key Lighting in Arnold - Black Horse - Blog Full

Low Key Lighting Style in Maya and Arnold Render Engine

In this video, I will demonstrate the steps and techniques to create a low-key lighting setup in Maya and Arnold. Low-key lighting is a style of lighting that uses a high ratio of dark to light areas, creating a sense of depth, mood, and mystery. It is often used in genres such as film noir, horror, and thriller. Low-key lighting has a long history in art and photography, originating from the Renaissance period when artists like Leonardo da Vinci experimented with chiaroscuro, a technique that uses strong contrasts of light and shadow to create realistic and dramatic effects. In this video, you will learn how to use Maya and Arnold’s tools and features to replicate this style and enhance your 3D scenes.

You can get the 3d model of the horse head here.

Two Different Style - Low Key Lighting

Focus attention on the contours of the subject (left image), Give more focus on inner part of the subject (right image)

Consider that this video is sped up 3 times faster than normal. Finally, if you have any trouble, feel free to ask, you can leave a comment at the bottom. I will be happy to answer them.

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