File this under the “things I should have been doing all along but just now figured out”.
You know selection sets, right? It’s this little guy:
I use it from time to time, but honestly, I’m lazy about some tools like that. But recently, I found a great use for it, especially when working on an exterior rendering. Goes a little something like this.
- Select your Daylight system (or your primary light source)
- Create a selection set for “Daylight” (or similar)
- Drop down and grab it to quickly select the Daylight system while tweaking lighting and such.
In the past, I’d use the named selection / scene explorer to select it by name each time, but by the time I get a large and complex scene going, it became a little unwieldy. This seems to save 3-4 mouse clicks, and maybe 5 seconds or so. It also makes me more likely to grab the light, tweak it a little bit, and continue to refine the look of the scene.
Selection sets. Learn them. Live them. Use them.