SpotLight.Direction Property

 

Gets or sets a Vector3D that specifies the direction in which the SpotLight projects its light.

Namespace:   System.Windows.Media.Media3D
Assembly:  PresentationCore (in PresentationCore.dll)

public Vector3D Direction { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Windows.Media.Media3D.Vector3D

Vector3D that specifies the direction of the Spotlight's projection. The default value is 0,0,-1.

Identifier field

DirectionProperty

Metadata properties set to true

None

The following example shows how to create a SpotLight in a 3-D scene.

<!-- A SpotLight is used to light the scene. The InnerConeAngle and OuterConeAngle are used
     to control the size of the light cone created by the SpotLight. The Direction and Position
     properties determine where the SpotLight is pointing in the scene. In this example, the Position
     of the SpotLight is set so that the SpotLight is only illuminating the upper right-hand corner
     of the 3D object. -->
<ModelVisual3D>
  <ModelVisual3D.Content>
    <SpotLight x:Name="mySpotLight" InnerConeAngle="20" OuterConeAngle="20" Color="#FFFFFF" Direction="0,0,-1" 
      Position="1,1,6" Range="20"/>
  </ModelVisual3D.Content>
</ModelVisual3D>

The following code shows the entire sample.

<Page xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml/presentation"
  xmlns:x="http://schemas.microsoft.com/winfx/2006/xaml" >
  <DockPanel>
    <Viewbox>
      <Canvas Width="321" Height="201">

        <!-- The Viewport3D provides a rendering surface for 3-D visual content. -->
        <Viewport3D ClipToBounds="True" Width="150" Height="150" Canvas.Left="0" Canvas.Top="10">

          <!-- Defines the camera used to view the 3D object. -->
          <Viewport3D.Camera>
            <PerspectiveCamera Position="0,0,2" LookDirection="0,0,-1" FieldOfView="60" />
          </Viewport3D.Camera>

          <!-- The ModelVisual3D children contain the 3D models -->
          <Viewport3D.Children>
            <!-- A SpotLight is used to light the scene. The InnerConeAngle and OuterConeAngle are used
                 to control the size of the light cone created by the SpotLight. The Direction and Position
                 properties determine where the SpotLight is pointing in the scene. In this example, the Position
                 of the SpotLight is set so that the SpotLight is only illuminating the upper right-hand corner
                 of the 3D object. -->
            <ModelVisual3D>
              <ModelVisual3D.Content>
                <SpotLight x:Name="mySpotLight" InnerConeAngle="20" OuterConeAngle="20" Color="#FFFFFF" Direction="0,0,-1" 
                  Position="1,1,6" Range="20"/>
              </ModelVisual3D.Content>
            </ModelVisual3D>
            <ModelVisual3D>
              <ModelVisual3D.Content>
                <GeometryModel3D>

                  <!-- The geometry specifes the shape of the 3D plane. In this sample, a flat sheet is created. -->
                  <GeometryModel3D.Geometry>
                    <MeshGeometry3D
                     TriangleIndices="0,1,2 3,4,5 "
                     Normals="0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 0,0,1 "
                     TextureCoordinates="0,0 1,0 1,1 1,1 0,1 0,0 "
                     Positions="-0.5,-0.5,0.5 0.5,-0.5,0.5 0.5,0.5,0.5 0.5,0.5,0.5 -0.5,0.5,0.5 -0.5,-0.5,0.5 " />
                  </GeometryModel3D.Geometry>

                  <!-- The material specifies the material applied to the 3D object. In this sample a linear gradient 
                       covers the surface of the 3D object.-->
                  <GeometryModel3D.Material>
                    <MaterialGroup>
                      <DiffuseMaterial>
                        <DiffuseMaterial.Brush>
                          <LinearGradientBrush StartPoint="0,0.5" EndPoint="1,0.5">
                            <LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
                              <GradientStop Color="Yellow" Offset="0" />
                              <GradientStop Color="Red" Offset="0.25" />
                              <GradientStop Color="Blue" Offset="0.75" />
                              <GradientStop Color="LimeGreen" Offset="1" />
                            </LinearGradientBrush.GradientStops>
                          </LinearGradientBrush>
                        </DiffuseMaterial.Brush>
                      </DiffuseMaterial>
                    </MaterialGroup>
                  </GeometryModel3D.Material>
                </GeometryModel3D>
              </ModelVisual3D.Content>
            </ModelVisual3D>
          </Viewport3D.Children>

        </Viewport3D>
      </Canvas>
    </Viewbox>
  </DockPanel>
</Page>

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