PhysLight is a toolset that enables Weta Digital renderer, Manuka, to use physically-accurate parameters such as light temperature, and details of the actual physical cameras used on set. Weta Digital specular renderer, Manuka, takes these details and reproduces them for virtual lights and cameras.

On set, Weta Digital can measure the actual lighting conditions being used, and record the details of the cameras used. Weta Digital pass this lighting and camera data to Manuka, to duplicate the physical filming environment with pin-point accuracy. Physlight is the cornerstone of our digital lighting pipeline.

Physlight - Weta Digital

Physlight – Weta Digital

Physlight - Weta Digital

Physlight – Weta Digital

Physlight - Weta Digital

Physlight – Weta Digital

Physlight - Weta Digital

Physlight – Weta Digital

Physlight - Weta Digital

Physlight – Weta Digital

Physlight - Weta Digital

Physlight – Weta Digital


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