When is it the best time to rebuild the landscape light?

I was wondering if it would be best to complete the level then rebuild the light or before all the plants etc?



Hi Jonathan

It depends really, best practice would be to rebuild lighting as often as possible to ensure your scene is looking right thorough development.

Each time you add a static actor in the world, you will need to rebuild lighting anyway. If your plants use dynamic lighting, then it won’t really matter if you build your lights before or after.

When something changes in the scene you will see a red message in the top left of the scene which says “lighting needs to be rebuilt on x objects”. It is better to rebuild each time rather than waiting until the end of a project as that lighting pass could reveal issues which would have been simpler to debug and correct earlier on.

Hope this helps and good luck!


Thank You, Alex!