chapter  18
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Lights in Renderings

Lights are an essential component of renderings, and you will install a variety of lights in each of your renderings to obtain a realistic representation of your model.

This chapter

• describes the properties of rendering lighting;

• discusses the four types of AutoCAD rendering lights — ambient lights, distant lights, point lights, and spotlights;

• explains how to cast shadows with rendering lights;

• tells you how to use the numerous dialog boxes of the LIGHT command;

• tells you what scenes are, how to use them, and how to create them.