How to light your animations Pixar-style

pixar lighting

The scene above only has a daytime lighting rig. There are no other light sources other than the sun and some extra bounce lighting

Unity has everything you need to get beautiful lighting, all it needs is a little time and patience from you. Lighting can be a time-consuming task because you have to plan your light sources, bake out the first pass, tweak the first pass and bake again. This cycle can go on for as long as you are not satisfied. But fear not! If you follow these tips and give your game some serious thought, I'm confident you will be on your way to creating some beautiful bakes.

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