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    Face-based model shows as uplighter , while it's a downlighter.

    Hello!

    I've got the remark that my face-based lighting fixtures are shown in 3D-view as a uplighter. Example :

    When placed in a project, this model shows itself as a ceiling device .. ( because it's Face-based )
    Are Face-based lighting fixtures always drawn like this ?
    Is there a way to show this model as a down-lighter and still be able to use the "face-based" properties in a project ?

    Many thanks ,
    Alexandre
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    Ive just tested on a "Compound Ceiling" and it works as it should (i.e. the light is facing downwards).
    Methinks that the person who commented that it is upside down is using a "Basic Ceiling".
    Basic Ceilings should never be used since all facebased items end up upside down on them!

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    Hey Alex,

    Yes they work as they should..
    But is it possible to Flip this "3D-VIEW" when it's not loaded in a project yet ?

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    You can unlock your View Cube to allow you to rotate to any direction.

    Options - View Cube - Keep Scene Upright

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    Thx guys! This helped me out here.

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