I have a situation where I cannot edit light properties on a light in my scene:

Cannot Edit Light

Does anyone know how to get the properties back?

  • The light is parented to an object but removing the parent does nothing.
  • Duplicating the light also resulted in no properties being displayed.
  • Adding a new light to the scene also resulted in no properties being editable (as in the picture).
  • Restarting Blender did not help.
  • Switching between different light types did not display any properties.

I can affect the light and animate its transforms but not its strength.


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The answer is very simple - I had set up "Workbench" to do a test render last night on the animation - and you can't affect the lights in workbench mode. Who knew?

So if this turns up for anyone - now we know.


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