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
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 light source types,