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Version: 3.8.0

Directional Light

Directional Light emits light equally in all directions and gets dimmer the farther it is from the source. Use this to simulate light from a lamp or light bulb.

Add a Directional Light Object

Go to the Hierarchy panel and click the Add button [+] > Scene > Directional Light.

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Object Hierarchy

Starting in Effect House v2.0.0, the Directional Light object is automatically added to the General render group in the Hierarchy panel. Learn more about render groups.


To apply a light source to objects across different render groups, the objects must be configured to be in the same layer as the light source.


The Directional Light object is made up of the following components, found in the Inspector panel: