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Can't Find Lights
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* October 09, 2009, 10:54:09 AM
I have my lights on and "Show All" on but I can't see my lights.  I have seen them in the past files but not this file.  Lights are a complicated world to me.  It's hard for me to direct the lights toward the center of my object when I can find them.  Right now one side of my object is dark.  TC v12.5.  Is it possible to have a file with only lights?  That way I can import the same lighting setup for each new file so I won't have to fool around each time.

Thanks for any help,

John B.

EDIT:  I found them!  I didn't have Layer_0 turned on.
« Last Edit: October 11, 2009, 10:42:35 AM by John B. »

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October 09, 2009, 11:28:37 AM
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If you look in the contributions section of the forum there is a vb script by kchapman for targeting 1 light to 1 object.

A most useful tool, saves me loads of time setting up lighting.

Regards

Dave

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* October 09, 2009, 12:36:38 PM
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Is it possible to have a file with only lights?  That way I can import the same lighting setup for each new file so I won't have to fool around each time.

Yup; you can do that. You can then save the file as a Template and use it to start new drawings.

Henry H

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* October 09, 2009, 04:08:12 PM
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If you look in the contributions section of the forum there is a vb script by kchapman for targeting 1 light to 1 object.


I'll give it a try.  I'll keep you posted.

Thanks,

John B.

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* October 10, 2009, 05:53:52 PM
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I have the zip files and one of them opened.  I'll work on them.  In the meantime I made a 24" box and I put a point light in each corner.  Also I'm going into the help menu and brush up on lighting.

Thanks,

John B.

EDIT:  I can't save my new lights system as a template.  When I bring it up it has no lights at all.  Maybe the best thing to do is an Insert File.
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* October 11, 2009, 08:57:08 AM
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EDIT:  I can't save my new lights system as a template.  When I bring it up it has no lights at all.  Maybe the best thing to do is an Insert File.

Works for me. Did you put the lights on Layer 0 and leave that layer visible? The lights themselves can be hidden, of course, via their Properties dialog.

Henry H

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* October 11, 2009, 10:40:25 AM
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Works for me.

I have the template saved in Program Files like it should but when I start a new file it comes up with no lights but if I go to Program Files/IMSI/TC12/Templates and open it from there I have my light setup.
I have tried to make the changes in Program Setup.  See Atachment.

John B.

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