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light and object view for trueSpace7.61

light view icons light view icons

A set of widgets for viewing the scene from the perspective of a light or other scene object.

A version of this script comes pre-installed in the Unofficial trueSpace Updates -

    This version differs from the Unofficial Update version:
  • Includes 2 toolbar buttons
  • Works with directional lights, meshes and groups
  • Different widget design
  • Includes a simplified version of the UU spotlight widget(fewer controls)
  • Status line help display for each control surface
  • UU has a cycle method that allows more than 1 light in the scene to be available as a light view
  • UU has controls for reset the angle, previous view, new view and the cycles+
  • UU spotlight widget has controls for reset the angle, previous view, new view and unlook at

Fix Restore recommended if Unofficial Update v9 is installed

persistent base install required

Prerequisite batch installer, prerequisite installer

If installing on Unofficial Updates v9 skip to step 3


  1. install the persistent base if not already installed
  2. install the prerequisite scripts
  3. drag the node into the link editor
  4. delete the install script after the install is complete
  5. might need to restart trueSpace

Select a light or other scene object and press the object view button with active 3D view focused

Select a light or other scene object and press the object new view button

Ctrl + move/wiggle on a widget surface to get status line help

Cycle Lights, select the next light in the scene to view through, only moves between lights not mesh objects or groups

Mesh and groups objects will always exit to the previous view

Controls from the center outward

  • Center : LDrag/RDrag Move, LClick Cycle Light View
  • 1st Ring : LDrag Rotate, RDrag Roll Rotation
  • 2nd Ring : LClick Activate, LDrag Spot and Projector Angle, LDrag Directional Size, LDrag Infinite and Sky FOV
  • 3rd Ring : LDrag Directional, Omni, Ambient and Mesh FOV
  • Red Dot : RClick Exit Light View, Ctrl+RClick Exit Light View to the previous view

"LClick Activate" is used to switch a 3D view into the active light view.

Spotlight View Widget
spot light view widget
    Light Types:
  • Spot,
  • Projector,
  • Infinite,
  • Sky
Object View Widget
object view widget
    Light Types:
  • Omni
  • Ambient
  • Mesh and other scene objects
Directional Light View Widget
directional light view widget
    Light Types:
  • Directional

Directional and Object widgets look the same.

July 3, 2023

  • update the move help items
  • fix light cycle bug: a rare object can be detected as a light but not be a light, added renderable check to be sure to get an actual light
July 2, 2023
July 2, 2023