Blender 2.82 Is there an equivelent to "Align selected light to view"? Similar to how Maya allows to look through a light to focus on the object. If not, what are the steps to to this?


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Ctrl+Num0 let you do that (kinda) :

Ctrl+Num0 set the active object (may it be a light, a mesh or whatever) as the active camera, then automatically switch to camera view. So, it do what you want to do.

But, don't forget that this object is now considered the active camera! So you need to select the preexisting camera and press Ctrl+Num0 again to come back to normal.

  • $\begingroup$ Oh, this is cool :). I never realized I can set a light as a camera. $\endgroup$ Feb 23, 2020 at 21:33
  • $\begingroup$ Any object can be a camera! The only case where I found that to be useful is with a Spot Light, because the focal of the "camera" matches the size of the light cone. You can use it to bake a shadow map, or do fun stuffs like projection mapping. $\endgroup$
    – thibsert
    Feb 23, 2020 at 21:46
  • $\begingroup$ Oh, thanks for the tip :). Just tried it with the spot light and it works surprisingly well. $\endgroup$ Feb 23, 2020 at 21:48

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