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How to render sequencer movie with viewport mode lighting only.


Is there a way to render a movie that looks like the "Lighting Only" viewport mode? Or any viewport mode since while using a cinemtic viewport, any viewport mode can be selected, but it can't be rendered out that way with render movie??

I make movies in this viewport mode because it's so useful to do before the materials in a scene are done, and thus would be of great benefit to send to clients as lighting only without being held up by incomplete materials and such.

Another use case would be for showing wireframes in movies for portfolios or whatever.

p.s. I'm not asking how to render different passes. alt text

Product Version: UE 4.17
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asked Oct 05 '17 at 12:20 PM in Rendering

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hey miley there is a way , on begin play execute a console command "viewmode lit_detaillighting"

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answered Aug 23 '18 at 10:06 AM

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avatar image MileyRDT Aug 23 '18 at 11:04 AM

Hi ellyome, thanks for that, I'll give it a try ;)

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You could execute a console command in your level blueprint on begin play, 'viewmode wireframe' or 'viewmode unlit'.

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answered Oct 05 '17 at 04:57 PM

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avatar image MileyRDT May 19 '18 at 04:01 PM

Hi there, the above is great and allows you to record in unlit and wireframe mode, however I've had no such luck when attempting to record in 'detail lighting'. Is there some way to do this, something I'm missing?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


avatar image Space.Pope_ Dec 19 '18 at 01:43 AM

Hello, I stumbled upon this while trying to do the same thing, and I figured out how to do it. ellyome's answer was correct, but the console command is not correct. It should be "viewmode detaillighting" without the "lit_" prefix.

avatar image Space.Pope_ Dec 19 '18 at 02:02 AM

Sorry, please ignore my previous statement. Here's what worked for me:alt text

For some reason, the "lit_" prefix is not required for "viewmode lightingonly"

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