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Title: Turn Lights off?
Post by: lbourdo on February 10, 2012, 06:23:17 pm
Is there a way to turn the lights off in a sun animation?  I want them on when the sun goes down, but not throughout the day.  Is there a way to do this in the same animation/video?  Or do I need to delete the lights, animate it, then turn then on and animate night?

Thanks,
Lorne
Title: Re: Turn Lights off?
Post by: Morten on February 10, 2012, 06:36:22 pm
Hi Lorne, it is currently not possible to animate the light properties, so you can't make them switch off or fade at sunset. I think Remko mentioned that this is something they might consider investigating.
Title: Re: Turn Lights off?
Post by: lbourdo on February 10, 2012, 06:39:13 pm
Thanks Morten.  I hope this will be a feature soon!
Title: Re: Turn Lights off?
Post by: Remko on February 10, 2012, 08:29:58 pm
I'm not sure but have you tried putting lights in a different layer and hiding the layer?
Title: Re: Turn Lights off?
Post by: Morten on February 10, 2012, 09:00:34 pm
Unfortunately, you can't animate the Hide Layer effect during a clip, so you'd have to apply it to one clip at a time, so to speak.

However, you can probably get the end of Clip 1 to look more or less like the beginning of Clip 2 (where you'd unhide the lights at sunset).

I haven't tried this yet but it should work, at least in theory :)
Title: Re: Turn Lights off?
Post by: Remko on February 11, 2012, 03:06:13 pm
Hmm... a hide/show effect with animation capabilities would be a good idea then :D
Title: Re: Turn Lights off?
Post by: Remko on February 11, 2012, 05:18:04 pm
in my car the interior lights fade on,  when i open the door at at night.
and fade out, when the door is closed.

if a fade on/off fx could be applied to a layer containing lights,
then the whole house could be lit this way , as opposed to a simple on/off switch.

(http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRcN3taGPZpujDL4QDO_vHaCLdhsHNMDgez01H24Z4kOY9QaSTE4Q)

Hmm maybe a light dimmer with switches which allow you to apply the effect to specific layers.
Title: Re: Turn Lights off?
Post by: peterm on February 12, 2012, 12:00:56 am
Hmm... a hide/show effect with animation capabilities would be a good idea then :D

Simply having a property of a light On/Off would seem much more obvious and much, much more useful.

Layers are surely for other purposes, and apply to everything on that layer whereas turning  lights on/off should be on a per light basis with an overall switch for all lights, irrespective of layer.