KeyShot Quick tip: How to Eliminate Harsh Hot Spots

by | Nov 28, 2012 | 0 comments

You have the perfect materials, perfect environment and perfect camera angle. Your image is absolutely stunning except for one spot where the model blends into the background. Adjusting the brightness changes how the entire scene looks, so what’s the best way to get rid of that one, little spot? The KeyShot HDR Editor is very powerful and allows you to get the perfect lighting, see and change it in real time and eliminate those hot spots quick and easy. Here’s how to do it.

Harsh hot spots no more!

Hot spots are areas of the model that blend with the background causing a loss of definition. To deal with this, we’ll use the KeyShot HDR Editor (KeyShot Pro version). Access the HDR Editor on the Environment tab by selecting Edit next to Environment file.) In the HDR Editor, select the Pin tab and add a pin over the area you think is causing the hot spot (don’t worry, you can move it later if needed.) Keep the light color white (or color of the area you are addressing) and give the Brightness a negative value. You can soften the transition by adjusting the Falloff or create a more dramatic effect by selecting Blend on the Color option. Here’s the video that shows you the process of eliminating harsh hot spots step-by-step.

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