With Dimension, you can create your own custom studio lighting setup using directional lights.

There are many ways to accomplish lighting effects in Dimension. You can use Environment Lights as preset lighting setups, you can use Match Image to automatically light your scene and match a background, or you can create your own custom studio lighting setup using directional lights.

A scene in Dimension with customized studio lighting.
A scene in Dimension with customized studio lighting.
  1. Start with a scene or object that you want to light. See our Getting Started tutorials if you’re new to using Dimension.

    scene setup
  2. In the Starter Assets panel, click the 3 Point Lighting object to add a starter studio light setup to your scene. In the Scene panel, open the Environment to see all of the lights created. Select a light.

    3 point lighting
  3. In the Properties panel, adjust the lights settings such as color, height, rotation, and shape. For details on directional light settings, see Lighting Overview.

    Light settings
  4. Target a light at a specific area using the Point Light action in the Actions panel.

    Point light action
  5. To adjust your overall lighting, select the Environment then use the Global Lighting settings to change overall intensity and placement.

    Global lighting settings

You can add or remove additional lights. Select a light in the Scene panel then use the delete key or action to remove it. To add a new light go to the Starter Assets panel and click one of the directional light presets —circle, square, or sun, to add another light.

There is no hard limit on how many lights you can add to a scene, but only four shadows are visible in the real-time canvas view at once.

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