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Adding a House Light

Porch and garage lights of many different styles can be added to your house. When viewing your landscaping in a Realtime Walkthrough at sunrise, sunset, and evening, Realtime Landscaping Plus will automatically illuminate any lights you have added.

To add a house light:

1.   Select the Perspective view (not required but recommended).

2.   Adjust your view until you can clearly see the wall of the house you wish to add the light to.

3.   Click the Add House Light button, which is found at the top of the screen under the Building tab.

4.   Click the picture of the default light that appears to the right of the screen, and then select the light you would like to use from the menu that appears.

5.   Click the wall you wish to add the light to.

night landscaping lights

Tips:

      House lights can be added in both the Top-Down and Perspective views, but are easier to add in the Perspective view.

      Lights will only illuminate during a Realtime Walkthrough when the time of day has been set to sunrise, sunset, or evening. See Environment Settings for more information.

      House lights are specially designed to attach to houses, and can only be placed on house walls. If you wish to add a landscape light, see Adding a Landscape Light for information on adding lights that can be placed anywhere.

      House light placement can be difficult if grid snap is enabled because your light will move to the grid intersections as you attempt to add it. You can toggle the grid snapping off by pressing Ctrl + G on your keyboard. For more information, see Snap Settings.

      House lights can be scaled and stretched to change their shape; for more information see Scaling Objects. Note that changing the size or shape of a light does not affect its brightness.

      To modify the brightness of a house light, change the light’s color to a darker shade.

See also:

House Light Properties
Setting Object Properties
Selecting Objects
Editing Objects
Environment Settings