After a few weeks of cascading computer issues I did some massive overhauls and updates to my system and yet still can’t get the lighting functions in Max to work. Grrrrr.

This is particularly problematic when part of your object illuminates out. Apparently there’s a program called Marmoset* that handles this sort of thing, and I’m itching to check it out, but I’m a little shy on time to be learning another entire program at this very moment.

Fortunately the quick render has a serviceable handle on this sort of thing too, so at least I can get a sense of whether my spec and gloss maps are doing their jobs.

*When I googled “Marmoset” I also found out what the animal looks like and now I want about a dozen!