Even corridor lighting

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DrSquishy

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Feb 10, 2017
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How can I properly light a 302 x 232 HU corridor well, without lighting issues on the walls?
 

squ1rrel

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Apr 11, 2016
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I found that the standard light entities tend to be too focused and intense. light_spot entities seem to make more gentle lighting. Another tip is to change the colour of the light to grey instead of white as it also makes it less intense.
 

iiboharz

eternally tired
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Nov 5, 2014
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This is a super bizarre question. "How do I light this [specific size] corridor"....

The answer is literally just... light it? There's really no right or wrong way as long as it reads well and doesn't hurt players' eyes.

I don't know what you mean when you say "lighting issues" either.
 

DrSquishy

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Feb 10, 2017
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This is a super bizarre question. "How do I light this [specific size] corridor"....

The answer is literally just... light it? There's really no right or wrong way as long as it reads well and doesn't hurt players' eyes.

I don't know what you mean when you say "lighting issues" either.
I mean where the strength becomes very high on the walls near the source
 

DrSquishy

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Feb 10, 2017
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Found a very good system, of an alternating light system with these two lamps in a system like this: 1-2-1-2-1-2
 

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DrSquishy

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Idolon

a survivor with too much paint
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Feb 7, 2008
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Use light_spot. Most light sources don't shine light on the ceiling they're attached to and players don't need to look there, so all light should be directed towards the ground. I pretty much only ever use point lights to add a little bit of "ghost" lighting around light sources that also use a light_spot. They also wont create super bright spots on the walls if you place them far enough from the walls.