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House Light Properties

The properties used to modify a house light are located to the right of the screen when your light is selected. These house light properties can either be adjusted right before adding the light to a house or after it has been added. Below is a description of each available house light property in the order that they appear in the software:

Options

Description

Material options

The appearance of the house light can be modified by clicking the small button that appears to the right of the house light image.

Width

The Width property determines the size of the house light from left to right. To adjust the house light width, move the Width slider or enter a value in the text field.

Height

The Height property determines how tall the house light is. To adjust the house light height, move the Height slider or enter a value in the text field.

Elevation

The Elevation property determines the distance of the house light from the ground. To change the elevation, move the Elevation slider or type a value in the text field.

Range

The Range property determines the distance that the house light will shine, effectively controlling the strength of the light. To change the light’s influence, move the Range slider or type a value in the text field.

Beam angle

The Beam angle property determines the width of the house light’s influence. To adjust the light’s influence, move the Beam angle slider or type a value in the text field.

Color

The Color property determines the color of illumination. For example, a blue color would cause the light to cast blue light during a walkthrough. To change the house light’s color, click the small color swatch that displays light’s current color.

Show area of influence

The Show area of influence property determines whether or not a helper is added. This helper is used to view the house light’s range and angle of influence. To enable or disable the lighting helper, click the Show area of influence checkbox.

Use ray tracing for accurate shadows

The Use ray tracing for accurate shadows property determines the accuracy and quality of shadows that are created by the selected house light in an evening walkthrough. Ray tracing provides higher quality, but causes walkthroughs to generate slower. To toggle ray tracing, click the Use ray tracing for accurate shadows checkbox.

 

See also:

Adding a House Light
Selecting Objects
Setting Object Properties
Editing Objects
Environment Settings
Editing Materials