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3D and Planar mapped lights are positioned in HDR Light Studio by their Handle. By default the Handle is in the center of the light.

HDR Light Studio 5.4 introduces the ability to reposition this Handle away from the center, using U and V controls. These can be adjusted using the sliders.

handle_sliders

Or the Handle can be moved by dragging its location within the Light Preview image.

handle_move_in_preview

The updating of the handle position is dynamic, as seen here on the HDRI map:

light-handle-move

The updating of the handle position is dynamic, as seen here with an Area Light:

light-handle-move_area_light

Here are some examples of moving the Handle and how this affects the positioning of a 3D light.

explain_handle_move

When using LightPaint to position a light - the light can now be positioned by its edge or by a specific detail within the light because this handle can be moved.

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