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Support => Terragen Support => Topic started by: Dune on May 21, 2019, 08:24:20 am

Title: Spotlight settings?
Post by: Dune on May 21, 2019, 08:24:20 am
I can't find any documentation about the spotlight. Does anybody where I can find it?
I have a problem (again) with the spotlight. What do Shape and Aperture do? I figured that Shape was needed to be a bit larger than 0 to get soft shadows, just like in the light source. If it's 0, shadows are hard. But, as soon as I say Shape=0.1, change focus and later get back to it, it's zero again.
Title: Re: Spotlight settings?
Post by: j meyer on May 21, 2019, 12:00:10 pm
As far as I know shape 0 gives a circular spot and shape 1 a square spot.
For soft shadows click on the effects tab and you'll see.
Aperture seems to widen or narrow the area that is lit (without moving the spot light).
Title: Re: Spotlight settings?
Post by: Matt on May 21, 2019, 09:05:25 pm
Soft shadows are calculated from the size of the light source. This is controlled by the "aperture width".

Shape can be either 0 (circle) or 1 (square). I will turn this into dropdown menu for the next version.

Matt
Title: Re: Spotlight settings?
Post by: Dune on May 22, 2019, 01:15:19 am
Thanks guys. I will experiment a bit more, but aperture is what I need then. It's a bit distracting though, with the light source having a different naming convention for 'size'.