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how do sunlight in the same way in boxshot 5

Raphaël Freeman 2 months ago • updated by Vitaly Ovchinnikov 2 months ago 1

So I have updated to BoxShot 5 and need to continue to create books looking identical to boxshot 4. I know that in the meantime I can continue to use 4, but would like to know how to fix this for 5.

My problem is that in 4 I have skylight on with a level of 50, however, when I do sunlight in 5, it gives me a plethora of options. I just want it to look the same as before. Is this possible?

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Version 5 lighting is different, so I don't think you can do exactly 100% the same lighting as in version 4. If you need to match the old images, you'd better do it in version 4.


Otherwise, the new sunlight settings are pretty much the same as "easy lighting" you had before. Instead of omni light Boxshot 5 uses direction lighting (much closer to actual sun lighting), so the shadows will look thinner. The "blur" option has been replaced with "angle" and works pretty much the same way. The "contrast" option is gone and you now have two intensities instead: the sunlight and the environment one. For more contrast shadows you need to increase the sunlight intensity and reduce the environment one, so the sunlight becomes the main source of lighting. For less contrast shadows you do the opposite.

If your images can have a new look I would recommend to setup completely new lighting in version 5 and simply keep using it since then. Otherwise, continue doing it in version 4 and use version 5 for new/other projects.

GOOD, I'M SATISFIED

I appreciate the answer, but it means that I can't easily replicate the work that I did in 4.

Satisfaction mark by Raphaël Freeman 2 months ago
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Version 5 lighting is different, so I don't think you can do exactly 100% the same lighting as in version 4. If you need to match the old images, you'd better do it in version 4.


Otherwise, the new sunlight settings are pretty much the same as "easy lighting" you had before. Instead of omni light Boxshot 5 uses direction lighting (much closer to actual sun lighting), so the shadows will look thinner. The "blur" option has been replaced with "angle" and works pretty much the same way. The "contrast" option is gone and you now have two intensities instead: the sunlight and the environment one. For more contrast shadows you need to increase the sunlight intensity and reduce the environment one, so the sunlight becomes the main source of lighting. For less contrast shadows you do the opposite.

If your images can have a new look I would recommend to setup completely new lighting in version 5 and simply keep using it since then. Otherwise, continue doing it in version 4 and use version 5 for new/other projects.