[Sidefx-houdini-list] rectangular pbr area light

paul simpson paul at realisestudio.com
Tue Dec 11 11:01:02 EST 2007

you welcome.  from what i remember mark telling me - you have to create a
new light asset with scaling enabled.  however, it's bit of a hoop to jump
through for such a common need.  i think that new users would find this
unnecessarily complex.  maybe this is a good reason to have scaling
allowable as default (MarkE)?

i may be missing something obvious here.  i'd be keen to hear from sesi
about "best pratice" on this issue - specifically dealing with area lights.
i'm hoping that we'll have a nice suite of lighting tools and shaders for
9.1.  ie, uberlights, magic lights, and some bullet proof uber shaders (made
out of lots of v useful mini shader assets).

the quicker the power of mantra is opened up to the masses - the sooner
houdini will receive the attention (and sales) that it deserves...

On 11/12/2007, Luc Froehlicher <lulu at alamaison.fr> wrote:
> effectively if i parent the light under a null and scale the null it
> works as expected
> how do you add a scaling properties directly on the light ?
> thanks paul.
> Mario Marengo a écrit :
> > On December 11, 2007 06:14 am, paul simpson wrote:
> >
> >> ....or, just scale the light in x.
> >>
> >
> > Heh... goes to show how much I use area lights... didn't even think to
> try
> > that! :)
> >
> > Thanks Paul.
> >
> > P.S: hmmm... the H9 lights don't have scaling properties available by
> > default... I wonder why?... anyhoo... back to work
> >
> >
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