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Photometric Lights

In this section, you learn about the fundamental types of photometric lights in 3ds max 6:

  • Point— Point lights cast light in all directions by default, but can have their distribution pattern changed to make them act as spotlights.

  • Linear— Linear lights are similar to a fluorescent light fixture with multiple bulbs. The light is focus downward and to the sides of the fixture.

  • Area— Area lights are similar to square or rectangular fixtures with multiple bulbs. The reflectors and diffusers focus the light downward and to the sides and soften the light.


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