I have a scene containing lamp poles with 4 lamps each. Sadly the lamps do not illuminate the pole the’re on and this makes using ‘practical lights’ very difficult.
This is the second time I encountered that. The first was a lamp on a cieling of a room. I had to move the lamp down almost to the middle of the room to make it illuminate the cieling its supposingly fitted on.
The help I got so far is t ajust the clipping start of the lamp, but I only see such an option for spots.
So I’m still trying to see how I can use lights as practical lights in a scene setup. Any suggestions?
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1274088200992006567 <- note the dark lamp posts, only illuminated by the next lamp post.