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mYthprod
Accessing "Area Light" attributes for Mental Ray under point or spot light
on Apr 29, 2005 at 1:49:51 pm

I'm going through a tutorial right now covering lights for mental ray. We're using a point light. It says open the AE for the spot light, scroll down to the mental ray section and open up the area light editor. Select area light.

This option is greyed out for me so I'm wondering what step I'm skipping. I have the option to turn on photon emissions but no area light ...

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Sean Fennell
Re: Accessing "Area Light" attributes for Mental Ray under point or spot light
on Apr 29, 2005 at 4:00:54 pm

My checkbox becomes available as soon as the mayatomr plugin is loaded. Try setting the renderer to mental ray and see if it becomes available. You might have to reselect the light to refresh the attribute editor.


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mYthprod
Re: Accessing "Area Light" attributes for Mental Ray under point or spot light
on Apr 29, 2005 at 4:14:31 pm

Ack! That was it. Makes total sense, forgot all about that. :-P



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