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Gobo effect from regular spot light? (VW architect not spotlight)

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Is it possible to create a gobo effect using a point light in VW Architect (I don't have VW Spotlight). I see in Spotlight you can do it by adding a specific lighting instrument but those don't appear to be part of the Architect series.


Basically just want to cast shadows from tree leaves onto several surfaces in an interior render.


If not, are there workarounds?



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It's not easy but it is doable. You would need to place a texture of the tree leave on a 3D polygon in front of the light and then align it with the light.

The easiest way to do this is to put the light and the 3D Polygon/texture inside of a symbol then place the symbol in the document and rotate it as necessary.

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