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General Category => General Anim8or Forum => Topic started by: CoriDavis on May 26, 2012, 02:47:37 am

Title: Lighting Question
Post by: CoriDavis on May 26, 2012, 02:47:37 am
Is it possible to animate the radius of lights?  It would be very helpful to be able to do that, but if not I can always change the color to make it appear not as bright unless anyone has other suggestions.
Title: Re: Lighting Question
Post by: cooldude234 on May 28, 2012, 04:50:51 am
I should think so
Title: Re: Lighting Question
Post by: ENSONIQ5 on May 28, 2012, 06:07:34 am
I'm pretty sure not.  Animatable Scene attributes all have the button with three dots, used to add a keyframe or access a controller script.  The light radius (and shadows) dialog does not include this button.  Generally light brightness is adjusted as you suggested, by modifying the colour, and this is an animatable attribute.  For example, to define a dim red light the colour hue should be red and the brightness bar nearly at the black end.  Although this looks wrong in the colour chooser preview, appearing a really dark burgundy, in the render the light will look dimly glowing red, like an ember.  For lights, the vertical brightness bar in the colour chooser basically works like a dimmer from the middle position to the bottom (from the middle to the top the colour will bleach to white).
Title: Re: Lighting Question
Post by: CoriDavis on May 28, 2012, 02:23:50 pm
Thanks. The color attribute works fine.  I hope radius will be made animatable someday though, it would make a bit more sense to newer users.