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GreggBz

Spotlight please help.

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Hello. Why does not this work:
OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Type = LightType.Spot
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Position = New Vector3(1, 1, -3.0F)
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Direction = New Vector3(1, 1, 25.0F) 
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).InnerConeAngle = 0.5F
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).OuterConeAngle = 1.0F
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Falloff = 1.0F
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Attenuation0 = 1.0F
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Diffuse = Color.WhiteSmoke
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Range = 800.0F
                OuterSpace.device.Lights(1).Enabled = True

It's pointed at a highly tesselated flat square (about 20K triangles, 140x by 70y) with an origin of 0,0,0 that's parralell to the x/y axis. Nothing, ever.. I've tried all things and read 3 or 4 tutorials. I've even tried setting my normals all to (0,0,-1) The ambient material color is a dark grey.

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I've figured it out 5 minutes after I post it.
My normals were all inverted because when I flattened my geosphere
after the spherical trig blah blah blah there was one little negative sign.

THe ambient material light worked and setting my normals to 0,0,-1 was misleading because I had left the other light on (the sun shinning on my planets, and that washed out the spot)

OK.
No simple soultutions today I guess.
Back to coding.
I'll throw a couple rating points your way for the quick reply.

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