Posted 03 December 2006 - 12:09 PM
I mean the FreameForge-like tool for DoPs and Gaffers...
Posted 04 December 2006 - 02:14 AM
I don't think it gives you any exposure perameters, other than the amount of light in footcandles. I'd only use it for a fancy way to show my gaffers & grips how the lighting is going to be, but otherwise if you're on an indie budget just stick with the ol' drafting tools.
Posted 04 December 2006 - 04:26 AM
Posted 04 December 2006 - 12:19 PM
The trick is simulating bounces, silks and general radiosity.... and that's quite a trick. I wouldn't expect anything useful for a long time. You'll spend more time rendering and rigging on the computer than just setting up a light on an empty sound stage.
I believe there are several light modeling programs that do a great job simulating the effects of bouncing light.