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Not sure if this is supposed work like this but it kind of doesn't make sense.  When naming light, the name shows in visualization palette but when trying to edit the name, it can be highlighted but cannot be edited in properties and when going into Edit Light the name disappears and has to be retyped from scratch. sequence: 

1 light crated and highlighted but doesnt change name, 

2 Open properties, name flight not displayed,

3 Name typed

4 name visible in visitation palette after closing properties

5 reopening properties to edit name, name not visible, instead of changing number 1 to 2, I have retype the whole name.

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None of your screen shots worked, so we'll have to guess at a few things. 🙂 

 

Not sure if you are talking about Spotlight Lighting Devices, Light Objects, or Heliodons.

 

1.  Spotlight Lighting Devices are named by instrument type (followed by .NNA)  as soon as they are inserted.  The second one will append a -2, then a -3, etc.

UNTIL the fixture is given some data in the Purpose or Channel fields.  Then the name changes to Channel [Space] Purpose [Space] Instrument Type and the -# is dropped.

If you have two fixtures with the exact same channel, purpose, and instrument type then it starts over with the -2, etc.

 

The Name field at the bottom of the OIP will be blank.  You can type whatever you want in there, and it usually ignores it.   

 

2.  Regular old Light Objects can be named in the OIP right in the Name field at the bottom.  You can right click on the light in the Vis Palette and change the name there.  It WILL show up in the OIP name field.  But, as you noticed, the next time you right click and edit from the Vis Palette the name is blank, even though the name appears in the Vis Palette and the OIP.  Changing again in the Properties edit box will change both other locations.  I suspect you've found a bug.  Until it gets resovled, you might try Vis Palette > right click / Select On Document and edit the name normally in the OIP.

 

3.  Heliodon objects get a default name of Location [Space] Day [Space] Time.  Just like Lighting Devices, you can change the name to whatever amuses you and it will ignore it.

 

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10 hours ago, michaelk said:

2.  Regular old Light Objects can be named in the OIP right in the Name field at the bottom.  You can right click on the light in the Vis Palette and change the name there.  It WILL show up in the OIP name field.  But, as you noticed, the next time you right click and edit from the Vis Palette the name is blank, even though the name appears in the Vis Palette and the OIP.  Changing again in the Properties edit box will change both other locations.  I suspect you've found a bug.  Until it gets resovled, you might try Vis Palette > right click / Select On Document and edit the name normally in the OIP.

thanks, don't know what happened with screen shots but the above is what I was referring to, so it is a bug, not a big deal but ...

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