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Blender 2.8 Light Widgets Overview


Gottfried Hofmann writes:

The light objects widgets in the Blender 2.8 viewport can make your lighting work considerably easier - for example it allows for an easy point-and-shoot workflow. A short overview of all the lighting widgets in Blender 2.8:

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Gottfried Hofmann

Founder of, co-author of the Cycles Encyclopedia. Blender enthusiast since 2.50 alpha 0. Got a knack for simulations and teaching.


  1. Cool!
    I have an important suggestion for the spot light.
    It would be very nice if you could place the cone on a rectangular shape. In times of modern LED lighting there are more and more lights that have a rectangular beam shape where the angle has to be adjusted.
    I have had only last such a case. You had to trick because it didn't work properly with an area light.

    Thanks for the tutorial

    • Rombout Versluijs on

      Are you sure is a beam, the way lights work and with their reflector a light is almost 90-95% in a cone shape. I believe so at least :)

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