Excited to announce a helpful new feature for adjusting light sources in Roblox Studio - Light Guides!
Light Guides are a form of light visualization that is intended to help you get a better sense of where your lights will project by visually depicting light properties such as: Color, Range, Face, and Angle in real-time. These guides will help with any fine-tuning you’re looking to do with various light properties by allowing you to visualize property changes in real time.
How to Use Light Guides
To see the new guides, all you need to do is select any light(s) you want to visualize and check the Enabled box. Once enabled, you will be able to see the guides and, when you adjust the properties of the light, the guide will update automatically to show the change in real-time!
Light Guides will not show when just selecting a light’s parent, but if you select both a light and its parent, you can move the light and have the light guides tag along for the ride. This allows you to have more control over which parts of your overall scene are lit rather than only being able to update local properties.
Selecting multiple lights will show you multiple Light Guides. Make use of this feature to understand how lights fill your workspace, especially in reference to specific environments within your project.
Tips & Tricks
Did you know that you can also use a light on an attachment rather than just on a part? Whether you use this already for ambient lights and the like, or are hearing about this for the first time, light guides still have you covered.
Additionally, while Light Guides work with all lighting systems, we recommend switching to Future lighting for the best results.
If for any reason Light Guides are not ideal for your workflow, you can completely disable them by turning the feature off in your settings. See below: