One of the biggest thing that sets a 3d-image apart from others is the lighting used. Lights can add depth, change mood, create tension, guide the eye, and much more. In this article, I talk about my Daz Studio lighting journey. I describe all the different lighting setups that I have gone through, what I have learned from each one, and why I switched to something else.
This tutorial describes how I create a simple scene, from start to finish, for the Daz Studio Iray renderer. In particular, I discuss how to assign Iray materials, and how to create simple but realistic lighting in Iray with an image based light (IBL).