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    Default Re: car headlight ies file.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy L View Post
    DIY-ed headlights.
    So how'd you end up doing them? They look good.

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    Default Re: car headlight ies file.

    each headlight has 3 lights:
    1) a wide target light as a wash with both start and end attenuation.
    2) a narrow 'beam' target with end attenuation
    3) ies light as a light to make a pretty pattern on the floor in front of the car.

    each rear light is an ies with a red filter on it.

    the lamp covers on the car itself are vraylight material but the object is set to not contribute to GI, so the rendertime doesnt go up. These cars are top be used in a very complex scene, if i can, i want to do it all in one file. If not, the carlights are going to animated in the scene and ill comp the car afterwards.
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    Default Re: car headlight ies file.

    That's a good way to do it. Thanks for the tip!

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    Default Re: car headlight ies file.

    looks really good, i agree about the backlights

    i think maybe you can copy all 4 ies lights (so you have 8) and turn each about 45 degreas outwards respectively and make them extremely soft cause car lights still does blead more to the sides. it must be so soft that one doesn't actually notice it at first but it is still there.

    thanx for the update


    oh, how about some orange flickers?

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    Default Re: car headlight ies file.

    I know you are working on rendertimes for your night animation tommy (is this for that project?)....in case you dont already know, ies lights will KILL your rendertimes. They do look great, but I find they are kind of a luxury when keeping your render times down.

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    Default Re: car headlight ies file.

    Quote Originally Posted by FlytE View Post
    ies lights will KILL your rendertimes. They do look great, but I find they are kind of a luxury when keeping your render times down.
    As I mentioned in the night-anim thread, I think the car lights are too sharp. Have you tried a simple spot for each headlight, perhaps with a bit of a sharpened falloff? A great trick is to put a small omni just in front of the lamp so ir throws some general light around the front of the car and just around the lamp itself--it looks like some glare. You can even get away without having the omni cast a shadow, just make sure to attenuate it to a fairly short distance.
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