This topic is available in Shockwave and lets you explore key factors about how light is reflected from surfaces, including:

  • Light Source
    - color
    - light distribution

  • Surface 
    - color
    - finish
    - texture
    - shape

  • Light Source Location

  • View

Computer-generated images. Over 3000 images have been generated by the Lightscape imaging program to help you see the impacts of different factors affecting lighting reflectance.

Typically two views are shown at a time indicating:

  • reflectance from a single surface
  • inter-reflectance among the surfaces of a room

You may also see side and top views of each combination.

A guided tour of this topic is also available. See LEA home page.

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Revised 3 Mar 01