1 answer · asked · Lesson: Extra Lights - Photometric Lighting Addon

Can you still use EEVEE when using these techniques?

When using realistic lighting values and adjusted exposure everything looks fine in Cycles. But when you switch to material preview mode which uses EEVEE, it's impossible to see anything because of how bright everything is. It makes EEVEE useless. Is there any chance changes will be made to Blender that allow EEVEE to be more compatible with this workflow?

  • crew

    Hey, this does work with Eevee, but the workflow is slightly different - you cannot use the Use Nodes checkbox in the addon's redo panel because Eevee lights do not work with nodes yet even though they can technically have them. Another option is to use this with the Photographer addon so that you can adjust the strength in lumens or lux at any time after creation without needing nodes.