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Reset Lights to default

Participant ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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hi there, 

 

sorry if this is a dumb question, but when I make a new light in my comp, it's starting with the settings for the last light I created. (and it's not like I don't see the value of that, but I don't always want it)

 

How do I tell the light to just be a normal default light?

 

Thanks

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Community Expert ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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Creating a new comp, a new solid, a new text layer, a new camera, a new light, a new adjustment layer all remember the last settings you used the last time you created new. 

 

I routinely just add lights then press "aa" to reveal all of the light properties. You can drag a selection around the ones that you want to adjust. I don't know of any way to reset a light to the default settings so UU on a new light wouldn't show you anything, but it would be a good feature request. New Ambient light is about the only light I edit when I create it. I find it faster and easier to edit lights in the timeline.

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Participant ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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actually, I just lasso'd all the properties in the light and selected 'Reset' from the right click menu and that did the trick just fine.

guess I was just having a brain fart when posting the question earlier. 

Though it would be nice to just have a reset button on the lights so it's glaringly obvious. (Ha, glaringly)

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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Thank you for coming back and posting the solution. So many people just post problems. You helped me (and I'm sure others too.)

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 17, 2022 Apr 17, 2022

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The lasso/reset worked perfectly. I also took a screen shot of the default settings and will keep them in a folder on the desktop in case I just want to reset one or a few properties.

 

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Valorous Hero ,
Sep 24, 2019 Sep 24, 2019

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You can save these as Animation Presets, ffx.

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 27, 2019 Sep 27, 2019

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Hi there,

 

Thanks for contacting us. Did you try the suggestions provided by the experts above? Did it help?

 

Looking forward for an update. 🙂

 

Thanks,

Shivangi

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