Interactively place a spot, area or directional light


When you create a new spot, area, or directional light, you can turn on Interactive Placement so that you're automatically looking through the light after you create it. You can then Alt + drag (or Option + drag on Mac OS X) to tumble the light and point it as you like.

To turn on Interactive Placement

  1. Select Create > Lights > Directional Light > (or Spot Light or Area Light).
  2. In the Create Directional Light Options, turn on Interactive Placement.
  3. Click Create.
    Tip To exit Interactive Placement mode, switch back to Perspective view by selecting Panels > Perspective > Persp or by clicking one of the Layout buttons in the Tool Box.

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