I want to bring Blender lights into After Effects, which are instanced with Geometry Nodes. However, the Realize Instances node does not work on Light objects. Am I doing something wrong?

  • $\begingroup$ To my understanding, there's nothing to realize: no mesh, no curve, no point cloud etc. Geometry Nodes don't output objects as it's a data modifier that is supposed to only modify data of the object. I think there is some design inconsistency here, but to my understanding it's an intended design. It is possible to write a Python script to convert instances to objects... $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 28 at 12:20
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    $\begingroup$ @MarkusvonBroady I was surprised to know, that Make Instances Real has been updated and may get instances from GN $\endgroup$
    – Crantisz
    Commented Jun 28 at 13:09
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    $\begingroup$ @CRANTISZ WOW THAT'S GREAT NEWS!!! $\endgroup$ Commented Jun 28 at 13:22

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Sure. Realize instances converts geometry to mesh. But you can't convert lights into mesh.

Use Ctrl+A ⇾ Make Instances Real, It will convert lights to real objects, that's can be exported


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