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The Udl-hide-icon.jpgDarkness Tool is used with the Updated Dynamic Lighting(UDL) system to manually reveal & hide areas of the map, as well as the option to reset the explored area. It is an upgrade to the free Fog of War tool.

Getting started

Open any game using Updated Dynamic Lighting and navigate to the Udl-hide-icon.jpgDarkness option of the Toolbar. From there, select an option for how to draw, Udl-rectangle-icon.jpgRectangle or Udl-polygon-icon.jpgPolygon, and whether you want to Udl-hide-icon.jpgHide Areas or Udl-reveal-icon.jpgReveal Areas of Darkness. Once chosen, simply click and move around the map to begin hiding or revealing your areas from your players. If you want to reset all Permanent Darkness drawings on the map, click the Reset Permanent Darkness option on the menu.

To enable use of Permanent Darkness/Explorable Darkness you need to have turned on Explorer Mode for the map page, not just Dynamic Lighting.

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Features

Udl-perm darkness-icon.jpg Permanent Darkness

Permanent Darkness allows you to set an area of total darkness that Tokens cannot see through, regardless of vision or lighting.

Udl-explorer-icon.jpg Explorable Darkness

Explorable Darkness allows you to set an area of total darkness that can be revealed with Night Vision or a general light source. This option will only be available if you have Explorer Mode selected in your Page settings.

Udl-hide-icon.jpg Hide Areas

This option allows you to hide areas of your map. You could also think of it as "creating" areas of Darkness.

Udl-reveal-icon.jpg Reveal Areas

This option allows you to reveal areas of your map you hide previously. You could also think of it as "removing" the "created" areas of Darkness.


Udl-rectangle-icon.jpg Rectangle

The Darkness tool is basically a "drawing" tool, so selecting this option allows you to "draw" hidden or revealed areas using a rectangular shape. To draw, simply left-click somewhere on your map and drag - you will see a rectangle begin to form; release your left-click and the shape will finish drawing.

Udl-polygon-icon.jpg Polygon

The Darkness tool is basically a "drawing" tool, so selecting this option allows you to "draw" hidden or revealed areas using a polygon shape. To draw, simply left-click somewhere on your map and a shape will begin to form. Continue to left-click to add corners to that polygonal shape. Simply right-click to finish drawing the shape.

# Reset Permanent Darkness

This option allows you to reset everything that was created using this tool. Additionally, if you are using Explorer Mode, this will reset all areas of the map that were revealed during exploration.

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