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Can spotlight measure lights at less than full brightness?

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Hi,

Within spotlight, I would like to test lights at a luminous intensity that is less than their full value. The "Edit Light" - right click on light - opens a submenu of properties that also include an option for brightness with numerical input between 0-100%. If I set this to less than 100 and refresh my photometers (with draw beam selected) then the photometer value do not change. Any idea how to test lights at less than their 100% brigthness?

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The Photometer tool takes its data from the Candle Power field in the Object Information Palette. Sadly your incredibly sensible assumption will have absolutely no effect on the readings the photometer gives...

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Hi Mark,

thanks for your reply. So far I have stored the candlepower info the Lighting Symbol Maintenance list. When I now attach the lighting info record to a light instrument then the candlepower field is even empty. Populating it does not help, as it seems the only relevant number is the candlepower number in the Lighting Symbol Maintenance list. Hence this means I need to create essentially the same lights in this lists with just lower than full luminous intensity. A little awkward but feasible. Or do you have a better idea?

 

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Martin

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