An object capable of emitting light, In fiber optics, the light source is normally an LED or laser.
an invisible object that illuminates the visible objects in the scene
a point in space which emits light
an object that emits light. See also point light source. ( Tutorial) ( Language Reference) Mandel pigment which paints the famous Mandelbrot fractal onto an object. Surprisingly, this is not very time consuming for all the extra calculation that must be done. ( Language Reference)
Short for synchrotron light source, this refers to a storage ring where monoenergetic charged particles (usually electrons or positrons) circulate under the influence of magnetic fields and emit electromagnetic radiation as they change direction
The generic term applied to all sources of visible radiation from burning matter to ionized vapors and lasers, regardless of the degree of excitation. Learn more about Light Source...
See illuminant and source.
The immediate origin of a scene's light, such as the sun or a window.
In rendering, an object that provides illumination to a scene. In the real world, the surfaces of objects are illuminated by light rays emitted from various light sources (for example, light bulbs, flashlights, the sun, fire, and so on). In Maya, by setting the properties of a light source you can simulate many of the different types of real-world light sources that illuminate surfaces. Also known as light. For Maya light source types, see ambient light, area light, directional light, point light, spot light.
Any device serving as a source of illumination.
An object that emits light or radiant energy to which the human eye is sensitive.