Project: Lighting Attributes


Saranav's Lighting

Saranav the navigation tool for CAVE environment uses a default headlight and ambient light source. The lighting in saranav is not very good source for depicting accurate light in a VE for architectural development. I have worked with the souce code of saranav and have removed the default lighting so if you use the lighting that is developed in 3D-studio or Multigen you will be able to use it with saranav. The new version of saranav with no lighting can be downloaded here.

Lighting Command Panel:

The Following is a list of lights available in 3D-studio and if the are supported in the Cave.

3D-Studio Lights
Supported in CAVE
Not Supported
Omni Light  
x
Free Spot
x
 
Free Direct
x
 
Target Spot
x
 
Target Direct
x
 
Default Ambient Lighting
x
 
Sun Light  
x

It is very important to remember that you must use the new version of saranav to be able to get an accurate representation of the lighting in the model.