Composition and Lighting in Computer Graphics

Reference: Pixel Cinematography: A Lighting Approach for Computer Graphics (SIGGRAPH 96 - Course 30)

Objectives of Lighting

Directing the Viewer's Eye: The Study of Composition

Composition is a term that is used to collectively describe a group of related visual principles:

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redball.gif (933 bytes) Repetition and Rhythm

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