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Lighting in Paper2D


My question is whether it's possible to create lighting effects in 2D games using UE4. I tried to test lighting and in the editor viewport it seems to be working. You can see this in the picture below. alt text

However, when I start the game. it's completely dark. I also tried to change the DefaultSpriteMaterial Shading model to "Default Lit" and plug out the emissive color and instead use the base color. I am starting to think the problem has something to do with my player camera, because in spectator mode it looks exactly like in the previous picture.

EDIT: The problem gets solved whenever I switch from Orthographic camera to Perspective camera. Is it possible to use Orthographic camera and also have lighthing effects?

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Product Version: UE 4.16
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asked Sep 22 '17 at 12:49 PM in Using UE4

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orthographic cameras are currently broken, have been for quite some time, and have no ETA on a fix.

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answered Sep 29 '17 at 09:35 AM

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