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Day 3 Blender super noob. I'm following this tutorial, trying to make a mushroom, and all's been fine until it's asking me to put a lamp in the scene where there is no option to. I've looked around and everything says it's simply Shift+A or Add menu -> Lamp -> Point or w/e but everything I have tried hasn't come up with the "Lamp" option.

Mushroom Tutorial

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The only thing I can think of is that this tutorial and what information I've found about adding lamps is all for older versions. Thank you!

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    $\begingroup$ Exit edit mode (by pressing tab) then try. $\endgroup$ – Josh Silveous Jan 15 '17 at 16:35
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Lamps can only be added in Object Mode.

Press Tab to exit Edit Mode and you should be able to add a light.

Why?

You cannot add different kind of data to an object. If you are dealing with a mesh object, you can only add mesh information, not curves, empties or other kind of data. In other words, a lamp cannot be part of the object.

Read: https://www.blender.org/manual/modeling/meshes/introduction.html#modeling-modes

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  • $\begingroup$ Whoops, guess I should have tried that lol. Thanks $\endgroup$ – Augur Jan 15 '17 at 18:44

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