Lighting & Shading Services

We provide 3D models with life-like light and integrate shadow maps.

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Lighting & Shading Services We Provide

3D-Ace is a lighting & shading company that provides top-notch visual solutions, which work wonders in making 3D objects and models look perfectly placed in scenes and environments. Relying on natural principles of light distribution and expert techniques, we help you adjust 3D scenes until every element has the perfect lighting and shadows and looks like it’s exactly where it belongs.

Implementing abstract lights

Adjusting light sources

Integrating shadow maps

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How we create lighting & shading

Though working with light may not be the lengthiest stage of content production, we always take the time to get it right. Our lighting & shading services involve a thorough analysis of light angles and distribution, pixel sampling, and quite a few precautions that eliminate unexpected light artifacts and blockers.

Planning

First, we obtain (or create) the 3D assets used for the scene and determine which light sources (if any) should be present in this environment.

Applying a lighting scheme

Our team applies lighting on a global scale, which affects all of the objects and the environment as a whole. It may also apply a combination of techniques or a whole dynamic system (e.g. for games).

Designing and applying shaders

We also work thoroughly with shadows, designing and tweaking shaders so the aspects of the scene you choose are emphasized while other elements are darkened.

Finishing touches

Any inconsistencies and unwanted light effects are removed through with thorough editing, and additional effects are applied to individual objects, where necessary.

Why Choose Us for Lighting & Shading

Our lighting & shading studio has been creating 2D & 3D content for over 2 decades, and there is no doubt that we have mastered the art of perfect lighting. We play around with various techniques and approaches until we find the best way to illuminate and add shadow to your scene, regardless of whether it features one object or dozens.

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A business-focused approach

Some production companies work for just one industry (e.g. game design), but our studio caters to numerous industries, creating and tailoring content both for commercial and internal business needs.

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A full package of services

Lighting & shading is just one step of a larger production pipeline, and our team is well-equipped to handle other steps of the process, from concepting to modeling, renders, animation, and more.

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No goal is too big

Whether you need a simple render of a product with singular lighting or something more demanding, like a dynamic game lighting system, our resources for lighting & shading outsourcing make it happen.

Our Technology Expertise in Lighting & Shading

Our specialists use only advanced and licensed software (like 3Ds Max) for the creation and integration of our light and shade effects/systems. This, coupled with our vast technical knowledge of the various methods used in the field allows us to achieve a high level of realism and emotional impact.

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3ds max logo

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maya logo

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zbrush logo

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Blender

Blender

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cinema 4d

cinema 4d

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marmoset

rizomuv

rizomuv

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nuke

fusion software

fusion software

unity

unity

Unreal engine

Unreal engine

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agrisoft logo

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FAQ

Do you work on lighting & shading for 2D models and content?

Yes, we do. However, the production process for 2D is more intertwined with general 2D model/environment design, so we implement the lights and shadows in parallel to creating the whole scene. This way, you get an entire product and not just a few effects added to an existing 2D design.
Yes. We are quite familiar with PBR shaders and know how to get the best visuals out of even the simplest materials and objects. Furthermore, we are true wizards at setting up lighting, and will tinker with a scene for hours on end to find the perfect angles, light sources, scattering of rays and shadows. In the end, you get a magnificent composition that immerses viewers in the 3D scene you create and conveys the needed feeling/impression.

Our clients speak

Check out what our clients have to say about our company and services

Guvenc Sahin

Owner of Vector Games

3D-Ace created high-quality 3D models of characters and weapon units for our game. The team worked in a perfect harmony, and every member of it from artists to managers is incredible. They work fast and professionally. 3D-Ace is the best choice for outsourcing needs.

Tim Ransom

President at Visual Thunder Media

3D-ACE has delivered excellent quality 3D modeling work for us on budget and on time. As a demanding client with precision expectations, I am pleased that they rise to the bar each time we challenge them.

Matijs de Haard

Operational Manager at 3DIMERCE

We did an advertising 3D video animation of medicines for a pharmaceutical company with 3D-Ace. I’ve known them for years as a company with good pricing and speed, broad skillset and sufficient size to take on larger projects if needed.

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