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Postby Benvdog » July 10th, 2010, 1:48 pm

Hello, im back from 4-h camp, i was gone 5 days...
On-topic : Hello, when i try to make a light, it creates one and i can see it in edit mode. Then when i exit edit mode, i can't see the light. Is this because of a setting or what?

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Re: Lights

Postby tyche » July 10th, 2010, 2:14 pm


Go to edit mode and find the light. When you hover over it there are a number of lines, such as:
Radius: 128
Red: 255
Green: 255
Blue: 255
128 255 255 255

For Radius, press and hold "1" (one), and scroll forward with the mouse wheel will increase the number. The same holds true for Red, Green and Blue but are numbers 2, 3, and 4, respectively. The bottom row of numbers show the same information in the same order as the first 4 rows. It's likely that the radius of the light isn't high enough to show up, and may not show up if you are in full bright ambiance. BTW, as you can see, you can change the color of the light, too. Hope this helps.


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Re: Lights

Postby siimvuss » July 10th, 2010, 3:52 pm

also you need to calculate your lighting

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Re: Lights

Postby arcones » July 10th, 2010, 4:20 pm

Or, another way is by pressing F3 and changing all the values in the same menu :)
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Re: Lights

Postby Runescapedj » July 10th, 2010, 4:24 pm

and you need 2 relight it 2, also f3

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Re: Lights

Postby Leo_V117 » July 15th, 2010, 5:33 am

Calculate the light: /calclight

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Re: Lights

Postby Chaze007 » July 15th, 2010, 8:25 pm

When you make a light in edit mode, it helps you to view how the source will look. (Although the result is always smaller)
When you place your light, and deselect it it seems everything goes back to normal, but in reality you haven't calculated your light maps.
You can calculate your light maps via /calclight, if you continue to edit you can always use /remip to fix editing lighting.

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