View Full Version : Area lights newbie question
10 October 2004, 05:32 PM
I want to iluminate a room with an area light in the ceiling, but the light spills energy both sides! I just want it downwards.Is there an option to tell the light to cast energy just one side?. Otherwise my ceiling looks washed out. Or should I exclude the ceiling for being illuminated by this light?
Thanks in advance
10 October 2004, 07:32 PM
You said it at the end--exclude.
I'd separate your walls in different layers in Modeler, import back to Layout and exclude the walls that you don't want light to cast on.
10 October 2004, 10:36 PM
You can also a spotlight with shadow maps.
10 October 2004, 07:35 AM
I agree with Larry, also you can move your light in the course of a frame along the ceiling (pre/post behavior repeat), activating MotionBlur you will obtain a very similar effect to an area light.
Check this link:
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10 October 2004, 05:28 PM
Thanx a lot guys, I'm following your advises and they all work great!
11 November 2004, 01:25 AM
Hi, I just wanted to shoot in you could also use a baffled area light, which is really sweet if you use Fprime. The baffle should be "unseen by camera" but not by rays or light, I guess.
Real nice: Tuttrail (http://www.stricklanddesign.com/AreaLights/index.html)
01 January 2006, 06:00 PM
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