Scene Light

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bensimonds post "Lighting Tips From the Masters"

While this post fits to page Basics Light & Shadow too, you will definitely need it if you jumped here directly, to get an idea of how to light your scene :)

Ambient Occlusion

See the written documentation for Ambient Occlusion on

Video by Neal Hirsig

Indirect Lighting

Jonathan Williamson created this short video where he uses indirect lighting including some post-processing, published on blendercookie

Another short and simple introduction by Greg Zaal, published on blendernerd, giving a superquick 1.4 minute introduction to indirect lighting.
(You can download the scene there)

And another introduction to Indirect Lighting by Roberto Roch on cgtuts+ , which also includes an introduction to Blender 2.5 ( …published in Dec. 2009…)

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