I am using Blender 2.8, modeling.
I use an object where it’s mesh’s vertices are the positions of lights on a ceiling.
The light models consist of 3 objects:
- The model of the light itself
- A light source, spotlight and
- An object use to carve out the ceiling
Each is repeated as several instances along the vertices of the layout object.
#1 and #2 work fine. #3 however doesn’t work. To model it I start by making the hole volume then I parent it to the layout (like I do with #1 and #2) and it repeats also BUT though I can see the hole operate as a boolean difference to the ceiling, as a cut-out in it’s original location, as soon as I turn it to display only as wireframe or turn it’s visibility off, it stops performing the cutout.