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Question asked by Angela Crawford on Apr 3, 2009
Latest reply on Apr 8, 2009 by Angela Crawford
I am having to do some renderings for the marketing department for meetings, etc. I've done them a couple of times, but basically I know nothing about lighting. The problem is that the things I have to do renders of are mostly cabinets made of sheet metal. The cabinets are about 5-9" deep, maybe 12-18" wide, and 25-48" tall (approximately, just to give an idea of the size of the cabinet). Marketing typically wants to see the components laid out in the cabinets. However, I am having a hard time with lighting this stuff. If I get the light bright so as to light up the inside of the cabinet, the sheet metal is so shiny that it's just a big white blotch. Once I get the light low enough that the sheet metal doesn't blind you with reflections, the inside of the cabinet is too dark. Usually I just play around with it til it comes out okay.

I'm just looking for any suggestions or advice. Thanks!