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Light Class

Model3D object that represents lighting applied to a 3-D scene.

Namespace:  System.Windows.Media.Media3D
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)
public abstract class Light : Model3D
This class is abstract; see Inheritance Hierarchy for derived non-abstract classes usable in XAML.

Because lights are models themselves, you can apply transformations and animations to them, just as with other models.

The following excerpts show examples of two Light types, DirectionalLight and AmbientLight.

<DockPanel>
  <Viewport3D Name="myViewport">

    <Viewport3D.Camera>
      <PerspectiveCamera FarPlaneDistance="20" LookDirection="5,-2,-3" UpDirection="0,1,0" NearPlaneDistance="0" Position="-5,2,3" FieldOfView="45" />
    </Viewport3D.Camera>

    <ModelVisual3D x:Name="topModelVisual3D">
      <ModelVisual3D.Children>
        <ModelVisual3D>
          <ModelVisual3D.Content>
            <DirectionalLight Color="#FFFFFFFF" Direction="-3,-4,-5" />
          </ModelVisual3D.Content>
        </ModelVisual3D>

        <ModelVisual3D>
          <ModelVisual3D.Content>
            <GeometryModel3D Geometry="{StaticResource myTeapot}">
              <GeometryModel3D.Material>
                <DiffuseMaterial>
                  <DiffuseMaterial.Brush>
                    <SolidColorBrush Color="Blue" Opacity="1.0" />
                  </DiffuseMaterial.Brush>
                </DiffuseMaterial>
              </GeometryModel3D.Material>
              <GeometryModel3D.Transform>
                <RotateTransform3D>
                  <RotateTransform3D.Rotation>
                    <AxisAngleRotation3D x:Name="myAngleRotation" Axis="0,3,0" Angle="1" />
                  </RotateTransform3D.Rotation>
                </RotateTransform3D>
              </GeometryModel3D.Transform>
            </GeometryModel3D>
          </ModelVisual3D.Content>
        </ModelVisual3D>


      </ModelVisual3D.Children>
    </ModelVisual3D>


    <Viewport3D.Triggers>

      <EventTrigger RoutedEvent="Viewport3D.Loaded">
        <BeginStoryboard>
          <Storyboard>
            <DoubleAnimation 
              Storyboard.TargetName="myAngleRotation"
              Storyboard.TargetProperty="Angle"
              From="0" To="360" Duration="0:0:10"
              RepeatBehavior="Forever" />
          </Storyboard>
        </BeginStoryboard>
      </EventTrigger>
    </Viewport3D.Triggers>


  </Viewport3D>
</DockPanel>
<ModelVisual3D.Content>
    <AmbientLight Color="#333333" />
</ModelVisual3D.Content>
Any public static (Shared in Visual Basic) members of this type are thread safe. Any instance members are not guaranteed to be thread safe.

Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP2, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003

The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0
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