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Rusherific
02-13-2007, 05:13 PM
I'm wondering if there's a way to set up an area light that only casts in one direction... or am i missing something? :confused: doesn't it seem strange that they cast front and back, when I can't think of any situation in real life where that'd be the case?

ericsmith
02-13-2007, 05:17 PM
An easy solution to this is to create a one poly square and put it on one side of the area light. Make sure the poly is bigger than the light. Set the poly to "unseen by camera". It will block the light, but you won't see it.

I agree though, having one sided area lights would be nice.

Eric