GI Area Light Script for R16 – Light Kit Pro and Reflectance
In this short video, I go over adding GI Area Light to your scene to properly light with Reflectance. Reflectance has drastically changed how lighting and texturing works in Cinema 4D R16 but we are trying to make it as simple as possible with Light Kit Pro and our new script below.
The real secret is the “GI Area Light” box. Be sure it’s checked if you are adding luminant geometry to your scene or using Light Kit Pro. It’s so important, we even made a script to make it super simple to add it to everything in your scene. Download and read the install instructions. Then, follow along in the video below to learn how to use Light Kit Pro and Luminant Geometry with Reflectance.
Install and Usage Instructions
- Un-zip the downloaded file above.
- Copy and paste it into your library/scripts folder in your Cinema 4D R16 install.
- Restart Cinema 4D
- Highlight any Light Kit Pro lights or luminance geometry in your scene.
- Select Scripts/User Scripts/Light Kit Pro/GI Area Light to activate.