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Tips and Support for set.a.light 3D Users

We have created a few short explainer videos for you to ensure youll have a great user experience with set.a.light 3D.

The videos are created in an extremely short and sweet style to actually make it fun watching them. This allows you to quickly learn how to work effectively with set.a.light 3D.

  • Here you see how you can quickly exchange a light former in your studio without having to position it again. That way the lighting effect can be easily compared. On top of this, all original settings are also being maintained during the comparison exchange process. This light former comparison is also a good way to check out lighting technology of real equipment from the relaxed comfort of your home before you make the actual purchase. By applying this technique you will find out rather fast whether buying a new softbox is worth the investment.
  • Here we show you how you can rapidly duplicate (copy) lights, objects, models etc. In order to copy an object (e.g. light former), press and hold the ALT key, then click on the object and drag it over to the side. Now you have got a precise copy with the exact same settings as its original counterpart. That’s how easy it is to copy models, objects etc.
  • We also demonstrate how you can, for example, use the program’s detail settings to move light formers outside of the studio in a very accurate way.

  • How to rearrange images in the timeline?
  • Timeline entries (images) can also be updated. Here you see how it works.
  • How to collect light settings from different files in one single file? Here you see how set files can be merged. This option enables you to bundle your best light settings in just one file.

  • Here we show you how you can add your own flash heads to set.a.light 3D and then use them right away. You can also add your own speed lights.
  • On our website, you find a great deal of info and technical explanations regarding speed lights and their guide number (GN)http://www.elixxier.com/en/guidenumber/

  • What is a grid and how can it help you?
  • How does the dimensioning tool work and how do you apply it? This tool allows you to measure distances between any object and you can then even export these lines to the set plan. Due to this tool, the light setting assembly in a real studio can be accomplished in a much better and more efficient way. Further, it is an awesome tool that enables you to create superior screenshots for documentations.
  • Inside of the exporter you can also draw dimension lines and then export the PDF together with the documentation for the setup in your studio.

This PDF allows you to focus on the assembly of the real photo studio later on (no more dabbling around in your real shooting environment because everything has already been tested to a “T”, ergo no time loss for you) and you will be able to start the actual shoot sooner. Thanks to set.a.light 3D you are perfectly prepared for this shoot so there will be less tension and more space for fun and creativity during your photography session. Now you can make the most out of the time with your model and receive many more beautiful images in return. The set plan and set file are great ways to share the lighting setup of your images with photographer friends (or the communities of various forums). Set.a.light 3D also is a tool that lets you train your skills in lighting design and helps you comprehend it in-depth.

  • We show you how easy it actually is to see the lighting effect of individual light formers and how they interact in the setting.
  • The solo mode. It allows you to see the lighting effect of just one light former by itself. When this mode is enabled, all other light formers are turned off at once.
  • On and off switching of single flash heads. Serves the purpose of a better evaluation of the lighting effect that the other light sources provide.
  • Any object can be blocked in the set list. Hint: the name can be changed by double clicking on it.

Present your own shoots and settings in our Facebook community. We and our intensely creative community are looking forward to seeing your works.

Here is our Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/set.a.light/

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