Lighting Panel

Lighting Panel

RMS 18 includes a new Lighting Panel, which provides access to commonly used controls for all lights and emissive geometry in a scene. There is a table of settings for quick access, as well as a solo feature which allows quickly viewing the isolated effects of individual lights/geometry.


The Lighting Panel

images/lpLights.png The top left section of the panel is a list of lights in the scene. When a light is selected from this list a row of controls is added to the table at the bottom. The list of settings shown as columns in the table can be edited under the lighting panel's Layout menu.

The top row of the table is a special set of Column Controls that can be used to set the values for all controls in a column, via a right-click popup menu.


The Control Table

images/lpSets.png The top middle section shows a list of Light Sets, which allows for quickly selecting a group of lights to be added to the table. Select several lights and click the icon to create a light set. When a set is selected from the list all of its lights are populated into the table.
The top right section is a list of bookmarks, which can be used like lighting presets associated with the scene. Click the icon to create a stash of settings. Click on a bookmark name in the list to restore the settings. This can allow for quickly switching back and forth to compare while re-rendering. images/lpBookmarks.png