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  • I vaguely remember sometime ago coming across a plugin that allowed you to adjust the intensity of all your lights at the same time instead of having to do each individually. Anyone know what it's called. I'm searching for it but if anyone knows it might save me a lot of Google time.

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    Karl

    EDIT: I've just found Global Light Adjust from Ben Johnson. That seems like a useful plugin but unfortunately it doesn't look as if you can keyframe your adjustments to, for example, have all your lights slowly fade in or out, which is the effect that I'm looking for.

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    Karl

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    Create one light whatever you want it to be, then select that that light and under the modeling tag select instance this makes a copy of the light and whatever you do to the original light will affect all lights. You can do this as much as you need

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    Are you perhaps thinking of Lumen? Available at Biomekk.

    Cheers, Alan.

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    mark

    I have several lights all with different attributes so I can't instance.

    Al

    I have Lumen so I'll have a look to see if it offers a solution, although I don't remember it covering this one.

    Thanks for the replies.

    Cheers

    Karl

    EDIT: Actually, it's the lights in this scene that I want to control.

    http://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/index.php?showt...mp;#entry272892

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    Lumen won't suit this as it uses an instanced single master light.

    How many lights are used in your Bottle scene?

    Might be easier with a simple XPresso set up with User Data Sliders if it is just the intensity needing adjusted.

    You could group lights as needed.

    Cheers, Alan.

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    I've got eight lights in there at the moment to get it exactly the way I wanted it although I might reduce it to five or six if I can get away with it. The animation has the presentation box that the bottle comes in burning away to reveal the bottle and I have one light setup that works really well for the bottle and one that works really well for the box. Unfortunately neither light setup suits the other object (the bottle being quite problematic) so I want to cross fade from one to the other. I could do it manually as there aren't that many lights and it wouldn't be too much hassle, but as it's probably going to take a few tests to find that sweet spot where the two light setups cross I thought a universal control might be handy. Yes, I think an Xpresso solution might be the answer. I'm an Xpress Dumb Dumb but I'm sure it can't be that hard figure out. Thanks for the suggestion. Now, where's my beginner's guide to Xpresso...

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    Karl

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    You're probably thinking of Light Pro 2. It's old but it works in my C4D 9.1. Don't know about R10.

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    just and idea but could you not use a simple expresso setup to control all the lights intesity with one slider.

    just a thought.

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    kalab

    No, Light Pro didn't work in 10.5 sad.gif

    monkey

    That's what Al suggested. I'm going to give it a try, although being an Xpresso moron it might take me longer than adjusting each light individually!

    Cheers

    Karl

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    Why don't I just relieve you of your xpresso chore, ok? roflmao.gif

    Just copy the xpresso into your scene. thumb_yello.gif

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