Studio Lighting Kit

POV-Ray 3.6.1 / MegaPOV 1.2, Jun-2006

Kit to create simple studio-like setups.

This is a set of includes featuring fake studio-like lighting equipment, like umbrellas and softboxes. It includes also several pre-made arrangements for the most typical studio layouts, which can be used directly with your own objects, or to render .hdr maps to light your already existing scenes. There is an example scene showing the usage of both methods, and also a tool scene to generate the .hdr maps.

The idea was to get realistic “studio lighting”, so I used radiosity without point lights, just with luminous surfaces. To obtain a softer lighting it’s better to first generate an .hdr map and use it later on the final scene, but the direct method allows more control over light direction (to light differently the background, for example).

Note : I’ve used LightSys to achieve proportional colors and intensities, so you need to download it also.


The source code has been updated for POV-Ray 3.7.