Ambient Light

The World Buttons also contain the sliders to define the Ambient light. The effect of Ambient light is to provide a very simple alternative to Global Illumination, inasmuch as it lights up shadows.

Using Ambient light together with other light sources can give convincing results in a fraction of the time required by true GI techniques.

The Ambient light sliders are shown in Figure 11.

Figure 11. Ambient light settings.