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Old 04-04-2006, 07:29 PM   #1
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One-sided area light?

Is it possible to have an area light only emit light on one side?

I find that I often need to place area lights below a ceiling in a space, to illuminate the space (simulating downlighting), but don't want to burn out the ceiling with the "backside" of the area light.

Why do Cinema's area lights emit from both sides? Any tricks?

Old 04-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #2
oh ... what?
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Light Object>Details>Z Direction Only
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