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Jonathan KirschTutorial for viewing light direction through a camera
by on Dec 8, 2011 at 10:47:06 pm

I thought I saw a tutorial somewhere about making it easy to set up a spotlight by creating a camera and somehow linking it to a camera so that when you select that camera's view, you're looking at where the light is shining. I've been searching Google the past few days and can't find it. Anyone know what I'm talking about?

I've tried parenting the Position of a camera to the Position of a light, and it kinda works, but then it affects all the layers below it as well, so I put that camera and light as the bottom-most layer. But then I have to turn off all non-3d layers above them...and what if there's more than one light?

Or is there a tutorial I haven't found that explains how to easily control lights?

Thanks in advance.


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Michael SzalapskiRe: Tutorial for viewing light direction through a camera
by on Dec 9, 2011 at 8:39:32 pm

You turn the eyeball of the camera off when you're done placing the light.

- The Great Szalam
(The 'Great' stands for 'Not So Great, in fact, Extremely Humble')

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