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Spot lights in rhino

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 7:46 pm
by Wynott
Hey Jeremy... Hope all is well.

So... Am I correct in saying that the plugin does not support spot emitters?

I created a spot emitter material in MXED that has the correct cone angle and falloff etc. to match the light fixture we're using in the real world. I don't have an IES file for this fixture.

When I try to import this material into Rhino the MXM just comes in blank.

Does this all sound as expected to you or am I doing something wrong?

Do I have any choice but to export a MXS and apply the material in Studio, save, then MXSref the fixture into in the scene?

Re: Spot lights in rhino

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:54 pm
by JDHill
That behavior generally indicates that the version of MXED used to save the MXM is newer than the version of the plugin.

Re: Spot lights in rhino

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:10 pm
by Wynott
Nailed it. Thanks Jeremy.