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P3 Painting: Object Source Lighting – How-To

May 5 2019

The light’s coming from inside the model…get some handy tips on object source lighting from the Privateer Press studio painting team.

Alright so technically the light’s coming from somewhere on the model, typically if the model is either holding a light source or making something that probably has a lot of glowing effects and the like. Looking at you, Cygnaran forces with your lightning bits. Either way, if you’re looking to reflect the fact that the brightest light is coming from somewhere on the model itself, here’s a great overview of how to do that.

So go ahead, grab your favorite model that’s holding something that should be glowing…and then get right to painting. Hopefully, these tips will help you get your models looking fantastic and ready to shine.

Happy Painting!

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