Improving Blender Lighting for More Realistic Scenes

Steve Lund Reworks a Scene With Lighting and Rendering Tips and Tricks to Create a More Realistic Look.

“Make any scene 100x more realistic with Environment lighting, PBR Materials, and more!” CG Geek Steve Lund exclaims of his latest tutorial, which takes a bit of a different approach from his others. Here, Lund takes artwork from a viewer and shows some techniques to improve the lighting for a more realistic look.

The original scene file comes from StudioNA, and already has all the makings of a stunning shot, with beautiful details, set dressing and composition. Lund takes the scene and covers some things that can happen to make the final render somewhat more real, but objectively much more compelling.

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