3D lighting passes

pass 01 (ambient)

pass02 (sunlight or directional light)

pass03 (Rim light)

Pass 04 (Ambient Occlusion)
 
Final Product compiled in Photoshop


Here I am...doing my first lighting passes where you do several renders in 3D and then put it all together in Photoshop.  Then there were a bunch of other tutorials today that made my head explode.  Some things have clicked but am seriously winging my way through half the stuff....  GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!  Major project is starting up soon and lighting is really important and will be part of my assessment.  GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lighting is doing my head in.   I am suffering from an overload of information and not processing it all fast enough.