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Justin DutleArea Light with Shape
by on Jul 5, 2011 at 6:59:36 am

I am fairly new to C4D. I have been trying to make an area light that emits light in a custom shape. I make the shape editable and put the area light as a child of the shape. And then under the light details mark the shape as object/spline and then drag the shape into the object line. I have seen several tutorials on this and followed them closely. I noticed that the built in shapes like square, disc, rectangle, etc. also do not work. No matter what shape is chosen the light remains the same. Do I have some setting wrong or is there something else I am missing. Thanks.

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Brian JonesRe: Area Light with Shape
by on Jul 5, 2011 at 3:13:40 pm

try checking off Show in Render in the Details tab of the light. That should show you the shapes (and orientations) of the lights the settings give you

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Justin DutleRe: Area Light with Shape
by on Jul 6, 2011 at 4:22:54 am

Thanks for the respons. The gouraurd shading was throwing me off, it doesn't change according the the designated shape. You only see it when its rendered.

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