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Unreal Development Kit Beginner’s Guide by Richard J. Moore

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Directional lights

As I mentioned earlier, a directional light is like the sun. So what's going to happen if I place one in this room? After all, there are no windows.

  1. Place a directional light now in the same way you paced a spot light—select it under the Actor Classes browser.

    It doesn't really seem to be affecting the scene, except for a weird shimmering effect on the walls. And if you bake lighting or rotate the light, the shimmering goes away.

    Directional lights
  2. Even though the icon for the light is inside the room, the light is only affecting the outside of the level. Much like the sun, the walls of the rooms are casting a shadow on the interior of the rooms. So ...

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