Realistic Day-For-Night Grading with Relight OFX

Trying to make a shot from daytime look like night? Not too hard with basic grading tools, unless there are lights in the scene.

You could layer some brighter areas over your night time look with power windows, but this might not get you a realistic result.

So let’s explore the Relight OFX to control the lighting to look more natural.

Relight OFX is Studio version only.

Using this technique, you’ll be able to adjust how the light falls onto surfaces in your scene, giving you a much better image.

In this video from Casey Faris, you’ll learn about:

  • Adding a color space transform
  • Day-for-night grading
  • Adding a layer mixer node
  • Adding Relight OFX
  • Working with the generated Normal Map
  • Relighting options

But wait, there’s more! Here’s an additional video with some times for even better performance for this effect.

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