Tag Archives: lighting

Lighting in PlayCanvas

In this tutorial you will learn how to add and modify lighting in your game. You can use different types of lights and have multiple lights in any scenes to change the feel and atmosphere of the game. The three types of lights you can use are:

  • Directional light – light rays come from one direction
  • Point light – a sphere of light that shines in all directions
  • Spot light – a cone of light

Watch the video below to see how you can use lighting in your own PlayCanvas game.

Lighting in Unity

This video explains how to add different types of lighting to your 3D game environment in Unity. Different types of lights can be used for different purposes in a game. For example, light could emit from headlights on a car, a lantern held by a player, a street light, a lamp in a room, or a sun in a solar system.

Here are some examples of the different types of lighting available in Unity. Scroll down to watch the video.

A directional light setup in Unity
A directional light setup in Unity
A point light setup in Unity.
A point light setup in Unity.
A spotlight setup in Unity.
A spotlight setup in Unity.

Watch the video below to find out how to add lighting to your own 3D game project in Unity.

Basic lighting and emitting light from objects in Maya

This tutorial explains how to use lights in Maya and also how to emit light from an object such as the Sun or a light bulb (so that it glows). Please note that this video is a basic overview to get you started with some of the many lights and lighting effects you can use in Maya. You can also download printed instructions here.

Adding light decay

You can download the instructions from here if you would like light in your project to lose its intensity or reach over a distance.