Default Settings For Dynamic Lighting

Default Settings lets you add Dynamic Lighting to your game quickly. You can apply default settings to both your tokens and your pages. 

“How do I get started?”

Navigate to your Game Settings page, which you can find in the Settings dropdown. Scroll down to the collapsable section titled Game Default Settings and click on it.


For more information on this page, check out this guide on Game Management.

The default settings selected here are only applied to new Tokens or Pages you create in your game. To apply these settings to all existing Tokens and Pages, see the Applying Default Settings section below.

“How do I change my default settings for Dynamic Lighting?”

To change default settings for Dynamic Lighting, click on the Dynamic Lighting tab at the top of the section. 

The settings for this section are grouped into two categories:  

Go ahead and select whichever options you want for your game from both sections respectively. Keep in mind that with Dynamic Lighting, these settings work together, so you should always have options selected for both Page settings and Token settings. 

Whenever you are ready to save your changes, click the Save Defaults button at the bottom of the section.

“Can I apply my Default Settings to existing content in my game?”

Default Page Settings for Dynamic Lighting, along with any other default settings that you changed, can be applied to existing content within a game. This has to be done within the VTT.

Launch your game, go to the Sidebar and click on the My Settings tab (the cogwheel icon in the top right). Scroll down to the bottom of the tab until you find the Apply Default Settings button underneath the Experimental Features section.

The Apply Default Settings button will ONLY appear if you’ve changed your Default Settings.

Clicking on this opens up a dialog box that's sectioned off by character sheet, page and token settings. For each default setting you have changed, a checkbox will appear under its relevant category. Check each option you want to apply across the entirety of the game.


When you're ready, click on the Apply Settings button. A confirmation alert will appear telling you how many pages, tokens, and/or character sheets will be altered. Click OK through the alert to begin the settings conversion.

Applying Settings will literally alter ALL characters, pages, and tokens in your game. Related attributes of these items will be overwritten with the settings you have checked off in this applier. This process CANNOT be undone!

A progress bar will appear at the top of the Apply Default Settings window, updating your existing character sheets, pages and tokens with the desired changes. Depending on how many items are in your game, a settings conversion may take anywhere from a couple of seconds to a couple of minutes to complete. You can cancel out of the application process at any time by hitting the ESC key.


This page is about Dynamic Lighting, a feature exclusive to Plus and Pro subscribers, or to players in a game created by a subscriber. If you'd like to use this feature, consider upgrading your account
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Looking to set up Dynamic Lighting quickly, or need to double check your work?

You can visit the Dynamic Lighting Checklist for a quick and easy walkthrough!

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