Adjust the area light's direction.

Features you'd like to see in future versions, gripes, ideas..
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daniel8742
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Adjust the area light's direction.

Post by daniel8742 » Mon Aug 18, 2008 4:35 pm

Hi, AdamB
I like LU very much!!
But it will be better that if wet can adjust the direction of area light by adjusting the central line (normal line)
, rather than turn the light group (or component).
So we can get a accurate direction of area light easily.

Daniel

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Re: Adjust the area light's direction.

Post by AdamB » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:11 am

daniel8742 wrote:Hi, AdamB
I like LU very much!!
But it will be better that if wet can adjust the direction of area light by adjusting the central line (normal line)
, rather than turn the light group (or component).
So we can get a accurate direction of area light easily.
Thanks for the suggestion. I want to understand what problem you're trying to solve; is it that you want area lights to have asymmetric cone angle? ie a light that cuts off at (for example) 45 degrees on one side and 70 degrees on the opposite side? And your suggested solution is to be able to tweak the area light normal line?

I do like the simplicity of that solution from a GUI/tweaking pov.

Adam
Developer of LightUp http://www.light-up.co.uk

daniel8742
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Re: Adjust the area light's direction.

Post by daniel8742 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:22 pm

Hi, Adam
I mean that we can easily choose the target point by tweaking the normal line of area light( or by picking the target point)
Like below pictures show.

1 : my suggestion and wish.
2 : LU can do now.
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