Spotlight controls for Eddy

Hello everyone!

I’m trying to create god ray coming from visible practical light. It is spotlight on a smoked stage.
I found myself hitting the wall here as Nuke’s default spotlight controls don’t allow you to change size of the spotlight or where it starts. So it is always looking like perfect pizza slice with sharp corner:

What I’m trying to recreate should look more like this:
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This image is coming from katana where they have circle area lights.

Any ideas how I can do something like that with Nuke and Eddy?

Also falloff is what I found is that falloff of the cone is pretty harsh. I think I set mine to 30 degree prenumbra and 1 for spotlight which is supersoft but I’m still getting pretty hard edge.

thank you very much,
Tim

Hi Tim,

I’ve taken a look at the spotlight cone falloff and you’re right, there was an issue with it being non-linear which will make the edge harder than it should be. This will be fixed in the next release.

To get the effect you want I think area lights with an emission cone will be necessary, we don’t have these currently in Eddy but they will be in the next major release. We’ll make sure you get a beta version when it’s available.

Thanks,
Niall.

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Hey Niall,

This is incredible to hear and such a huge update. Something we’ve been trying to build workarounds for for a while. Thanks for continuing to push forward with this. This will be a huge help. Great work everyone.

-John