View Full Version : max opengl lights

12-09-2006, 09:29 AM
Is there a way to set the max opengl lights to more than 8? I tried doing it through the cfg, but the changes didn't want to keep. Am I missing something somewhere?

12-09-2006, 10:38 AM
To the best of my knowledge the max open GL lights of 8 is what it is, the max.

12-09-2006, 10:53 AM
Darn. Guess I'll keep alternating through the lights as I need to edit them then. Thanks.

12-09-2006, 11:46 AM
no 8 is not max,

in fact the wildcat vpus from now defunct 3dlabs could accomodate 32 openGL lights


12-09-2006, 12:36 PM
OpenGL supports a minimum of 8 lights. The actual number of lights supported above the minimum requirements is up to the graphics card manufacturer.


12-09-2006, 01:26 PM
Yes, but how do you change that in Lightwave so that you can see more lights in the display.

12-10-2006, 02:48 PM
LightWave or another program would have to ask the graphics card using an OpenGL command, if the card can support more than 8 lights. If the answer is yes then LightWave would have to provide the necessary controls.

I have never set up lighting in LightWave and thus do not know if more than 8 lights can be used.