A look at creating a stark contrast lighting effect from Ryan Boyle who provides a quick tip for the use negative lights in Cinema 4D that will remove lights from certain areas of the scene.

A quick introduction to positive and negative lights in Cinema 4D and how to use them to create a sharp, noir-ish looking comic book effect

Ryan shows how to almost “sculpt” out features in the scene or model by using negative lights, and by using an exponentially high positive light as well.

Typically a negative value in a light source in any 3D application will actually take light away instead of emit light, which may come in handy for certain lighting tasks… rendering physically is not one of them though. Check out the tutorial for Using Positive and Negative Lights in Cinema 4D here.