View Full Version : Making a spotlight

01-18-2013, 06:53 PM
ive dabbled aroud with stuff today and cant seem to see if its possible but does anyone knwo of a material that doesnt let light pass through it im trying to see if u can incase a light source in a box and that way u can direct the light source:)

01-18-2013, 06:59 PM
Great question! I don't have 100% on prizes and haven't found a spots like in either LBP1 or LBP2.

I did have a bit of success by using the invisible light source and stick them in the pattern needed. Not really what I wanted, but it "sorta" works.

Hopefully someone has a better solution. :)

01-18-2013, 07:28 PM
invisible light source? tis this for vita?

01-18-2013, 07:32 PM
Well... it wasn't really invisible, but it is a ball of light rather than being an led bulb of some sort.

01-18-2013, 07:47 PM
There's a single light beam decoration that can be used to create a fake spot light...it's not an actual light source but I think it looks really good. As for invisible lights, many of the light source objects can have their display turned off; so they can illuminate an area without the light having to be seen by the player (same as with lights in LBP2).

I think jww was trying to put several invisible lights in a row to try to create a beam...this is a bad idea. :) You can only have 2 lights in addition to the global light hitting a single surface in LBPV...if you place more than 2 lights in an area weird stuff happens with surfaces not being illuminated at all.

Assuming you want your spot to rotate, see if maybe the decoration and a single invisible light near the end is sufficient to get a decent spot light effect.

This jww guy gives terrible advice...has he even created a level?!? :)

01-18-2013, 07:53 PM
Yeah.. I suck!! ..and keep waiting for you to straighten me out!! lol

Actually I was wanting a beam up through a line of material that I have as gas to give it a glow of sorts. Used to be easy in LBP1 or 2. I only put down like 3 or 4 in that row in the gas. It didn't look too terrible at least!

Thanks for the advice!!

01-18-2013, 07:59 PM
is this invisibl light in vita?

nvr mind i just now caught on to what u meant

Bitter Sweet
01-22-2013, 07:04 PM
Open microchips and sequencers give off a beam of light!

...probably terrible advice though

01-24-2013, 01:47 AM
plz explain

Bitter Sweet
01-29-2013, 10:14 PM
I just realized last night that you cannot show an open circut board in play mode so that wouldn't work anyway.