December 27, 2011, 08:28:49 pm
Adding a lighting package is nice and a little overdue, but I'm not sure if I'll really be able to use it effectively in it's current state.
First, It appears that I am not able to adjust the output levels of lights globally. It is a pretty daunting task to adjust the light levels of each individual light on a large project. If I don't get the levels right on the first pass, I need to go back through them all until the lighting in the space is just right. It seems that I can select all similar lights, would it be very difficult to allow the properties to control all selected lights?
Second, you only included down lights. In most commercial and institutional projects these are the least used. It is far more common to see 2'x2', 2'x4' or strip lights. Can you include those in a future release? Maybe just allow us to create our own with mesh emitters. Seems a simple add to the materials. Or was that another planned plugin?