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Title: Advanced Light Properties
Post by: Blick Fang on April 23, 2014, 07:59:54 pm
Hi all

I made a pic of how I interpreted the Advanced light settings.  The cent would be the Inner with 100% light.  The farthest edge would be the outter edge at 1% and then after the edge 0%  Is that relatively accurate?
Title: Re: Advanced Light Properties
Post by: Claude on April 23, 2014, 08:48:29 pm
The manual says:
These lights have a steady brightness out to a certain distance called the inner radius. Beyond that distance the light's strength gradually diminishes until at the outer radius and beyond the light has no effect at all.

So you're right except that it's already 0% at the outside perimeter.
Title: Re: Advanced Light Properties
Post by: Modeler_in_the_Myst on April 23, 2014, 09:37:40 pm
Is there any way to get a sharp edged circle of light? I've tried playing around with cut-outs and spotlights, but nothing has really created the intended effect so far.
Title: Re: Advanced Light Properties
Post by: Claude on April 24, 2014, 01:39:23 am
For a local light, inner radius = outer radius.

+ inner angle = outer angle for a spot light.

Unless I misunderstand what you looking for.
Title: Re: Advanced Light Properties
Post by: Modeler_in_the_Myst on April 24, 2014, 05:18:52 am
That is actually, though I had to use a spotlight rather than a local light, as you can't edit the inner and outer angle for a local light. Still, thank you very much. :D