Stone Materials add interest to a project
, but achieving the right effect depends on how lighting is applied.
The designer must decide how to light a material based on which combination of these characteristics are present. Typical lighting methods that can be employed include wall grazing (the illumination of a vertical surface at a very steep angle); accent lighting (lighting an object or surface from an angle that is between 30 and 45 degrees off the vertical axis of the primary view); wallwashing (the 'even' illumination of a wall surface from a flat angle. For the purposes of this discussion, accent lighting and wallwashing have the same effect on a material when viewed at eye level); and ambient lighting (indirect illumination resulting from light reflecting off another surface before striking the material in question).