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Edit Scene PropertyManager - Illumination

The Edit Scene PropertyManager - Illumination tab sets lighting properties for a scene.

To display this tab, add in PhotoView 360. In the DisplayManager, click View Scenes, Lights and Cameras. Right-click Scene and select Edit Scene. Click the Illumination tab.

PhotoView Illumination

  Background brightness Sets brightness of background in PhotoView only. Has no effect when Background on the Basic tab is None or the color white.
  Rendering brightness Sets brightness contributed by the HDRI (high dynamic range imaging) environment in the rendering.
  Scene reflectivity Sets the amount of reflectivity provided by the HDRI environment.

Examples: Background brightness

Background brightness = 1 Background brightness = 2

Examples: Rendering brightness

Rendering brightness = 1 Rendering brightness = 2

Examples: Scene reflectivity

Scene reflectivity = 1 Scene reflectivity = 2

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