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Product Name: Rim Light Rig
Product ID: 20766
Published Artist(s): Marshian
Created By: N/A
Release Date: 2014-12-13

Product Information

  • Required Products: None

Rim Light Rig is a combination prop and multiple light set for figures and props. The dramatic effect is a halo outline and silhouette that separates prop/figure from background adding dimension to your scene. The spotlights are parented to a non-rendering torus for easy positioning and scaling to fit your main subject. All of the spotlights follow a light target for the ability draw attention where you want it.

To enhance the lighting effects of RLR this set includes 14 adjustment shaders (they do not include maps) to backlight a wide variety of translucent materials. These adjustments will allow fabric to glow and transmit light like stained glass and give hair a halo effect. More material adjustments are possible including grass, feathers, dragon wings, and leaves. RLR works great with the Look At My Hair default shaders.

The default position and scale of the rig is set for standing figures. For scaling the rig to other props, smaller/larger figures, and positions, it will be helpful to reference the relationship of this default position. For example: if your figure is sitting, reduce the Y scale of the rig around 50%. The default position for the light target is also for standing figures.

Product Notes

Installation Packages

Below is a list of the installation package types provided by this product. The name of each package contains a Package Qualifier, which is used as a key to indicate something about the contents of that package.

  • 1 Core 1)

[ ] = Optional, depending on target application(s)

Not all installation packages provide files that are displayed to the user within the interface of an application. The packages listed below, do. The application(s), and the location(s) within each application, are shown below.

Rim Light Rig (Core)

  • You can find new icons for loading this product in the following DAZ Studio Folders:
    • “Light Presets:Rim Light Rig:RLR Backlit Shaders:Fabric Wings Leaves”
    • “Light Presets:Rim Light Rig:RLR Backlit Shaders:Hair Grass Feathers”
    • “Light Presets:Rim Light Rig:RLR”
    • “Shader Presets:Marshian:RLR Backlit Shaders:Fabric Wings Leaves”
    • “Shader Presets:Marshian:RLR Backlit Shaders:Hair Grass Feathers”
  • You can find new icons for this product in the following DAZ Studio Categories:
    • “Lights:Other”
    • “Shaders:Fabric”
    • “Shaders:Hair”

Additional Details

  • To speed up renders:
    • Select all of the spotlights set to specular and delete them or turn them off.
    • For a more dramatic effect delete the UE2 light.
  • Tips:
    • You may need to reduce the specular strength and/or color on floor surfaces.
    • Use progressive rendering and shading rate at 1.0 (or higher) for test renders.
    • For freedom of movement around a figure or scene parent the rig to a camera.
  • Ideas:
    • Rotate the taurus so that it encircles your main subject like a hula hoop.
    • Try scaling it down and placing over your main subject as a halo.
    • Use RLR in combination with depth of field for even more dimension and depth.

Resolved Issues

  • None

Known Issues

  • None


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