Gather Indirect Lighting method

There are two methods for Indirect Lighting - Standard and Gather.

Gather sometimes produces a smoother effect, but takes longer.

Gather Indirect Light uses Monte Carlo like techniques to solve the indirect portion of the lighting. Images start out noisy and gradually refine. May be useful for exterior daylighting-- much slower for interiors than standard method and not much better.

Standard Indirect Lighting - 14 passes - 10 minutes
Gather Indirect Lighting - 14 passes - 15 minutes. Random dots are starting to converge.

This image after just one pass may help you understand what Gather Lighting does:

(You can see how reflected light is moved into the dark area more quickly.)

Gather - 1st pass - semi-random illumination dots are distributed throughput image.

See also

  • [Indirect_Lighting#Indirect_Lighting_Methods|Indirect Lighting]