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Feedback Feature request for Light Anchor

Discussion in '2022.1 Beta' started by Rowlan, Jan 16, 2022.

  1. Rowlan

    Rowlan

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    Light Anchor is awesome and has been long overdue, but needs a few enhancements:

    * drag handle should jump to click-position, ie clicking somewhere on the disc should position the handle there
    * should be added by default to at least the Directional Light
    * should animate between ranges
     
  2. Ruchir

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    A feature similar to what blender has for pointing spotlights on a point by dragging on the yellow handle would be good
    upload_2022-1-17_12-33-59.png

    It would allow us to focus the spotlight more easily on different surfaces and not just on transform centers (offsetting parameter isn't enough)
     
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  3. Rowlan

    Rowlan

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    It would also be nice to have

    * time of day
    * editor animation for time of day with a speed factor
     
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  4. Ruchir

    Ruchir

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    For that they would need to completely change the physically-based sky, currently, it's optimized for a fixed time of day and really hurts the performance when we change the sun's position. (It was just made for fixed time of day)
    Next is the problem that there is no good way of handling two or more directional lights at once.

    EDIT: I just realized we still can have a fixed time of day system which handles sky, sun and moon rotations :p
     
  5. LeonhardP

    LeonhardP

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