Jump to content

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


Recommended Posts

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?

 

thx

Link to comment
  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

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.

Link to comment

Ugh...that's what I was afraid of. Seems like this should be basic stuff.

 

So it's really setting up a texture with an alpha channel then aiming a light through it...more or less doing it in a "practical" manner.

 

Thanks for the input!

Link to comment
  • 1 month later...

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...