Lighting Effects

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  • There are a couple of things I would like to achieve with lights and lighting effects;

    - Animated lighting.

    This would change the colour and intensity of a light over a specific time frame.

    Used to produce flickering fire or candle light, changing traffic lights, a pulsing glow, moving lava, a flashing red LED, twinkling Christmas lights, etc.


    - Lazer lights.

    This would project a lit image (or pattern) from one point (and have it follow a path).

    Used to produce the external Christmas lights people have now, project the bat signal, make a disco scene, have moving 'forest leaves' lighting patterns, have moving reflected water lighting...

  • Gadget I agree, the bat signal is a must have :D

    But there are some limitations that have to be solved first.

    Animations are on our agenda, so I've added your requests for lights to it.

  • Rather than start a new thread about a similar thing:


    Can spotlights angle be increased beyond 90º?

    ... And a simple, visual* 'feather' command/tool that would not only change the drop-off from the center of the beam, but also the sharpness of the shadow that it throws. (*A sharp circle at 0% that increases in fuzzy edges until it is only a dot fading out to nothing at 100%)


    (In other programs I tend to set downlighters to have a 120º spread and instead of spherical ilumination from pendant lights, I would use 300º spots.)

  • I know - that's why I asked in Ideas and Requests - I would like to see it as native...


    Alternatively apply an easy way to alter an IES profile (I really like Enscape's ethos of making complex controls really easy/simple/intuitive to implement and get immediate, great results: applying this design process to IES profiles would be really cool.)

  • (Adding to an existing thread rather than starting a new one...)


    I am finding myself using strip led recessed lighting a lot... or wanting to. But it's really hard to get the glow and balance to look right, especially in daylight scenes; it would be really useful to have a light similar to the 'line' or an emissive source that just followed a contour. (I'm just looking for some in-built help to re-produce the effect.)

  • New user to Enscape here. Maybe i just need to look around more, but i was attempting to add lighting to an exterior landscape scene and found that after adding quite a few lights, others would just disappear. Is this an issue that others have had?

  • Yes, there seems to be a limit to the amount of lights that are supported at once.


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    To edit IES files, use Photometric Toolbox.

    https://lightinganalysts.com/s…ometric-toolbox/overview/


    I'm not sure if the Photometric viewer will also allow you to edit IES files.

    http://photometricviewer.com/


    Mostly, why would you edit IES files? If the light is wrong, then choose another light fixture with the right light profile.