EDIT LIGHTS – OVERVIEW

 

Edit Lights controls multiple light settings in your scene.

Batch control intensity, scale, and rotation for your selected lights or the entire scene.

Supports Arnold, Redshift and Renderman.

 
 

THE PROBLEM

 

Maya has no easy way of tweaking multiple light settings in a scene.

Scaling normalized area lights from the scene center will cause lights to dim or blow out the light intensity.

 
 

THE SOLUTION

 

This UI enables control of the scene exposure by changing the intensity of all lights.

Other functions include,

– Change the intensity of selected lights.
– Scale area lights without affecting normalize settings.
– Scale lights from the world center or their pivot.
– Rotate all lights from the world center or their pivots.

 
 

COMPACT SETTINGS

 

Calculate apply as Exposure Combo Dropdowns
Multiply any area lights by pure ‘intensity’ or ‘exposure’.
For intuitive results intensity is usually recommended.

Intensity Combo Dropdown And Buttons
Affects the intensity (brightness) of:

1. Selected lights only.
2. All lights in scene.

Buttons Note: shift faster, ctrl slower, alt reset

Scale Combo Dropdown And Buttons
Scale physical light size:

1. Center of each selected light
2. All lights from the world center (Light Grp)
3. All lights for each light center

Buttons Note: shift faster, ctrl slower, alt reset

Rotate Combo Dropdown And Buttons
Rotate lights:

1. Rotate from the light grp pivot.
2. The HDR IBL skydome light only from its center.

Buttons Note: shift faster, ctrl slower, alt reset

 
 

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