abLightTweaker is a streamlined light manager that offers a great deal of flexibility and control when setting up lights.
Some of the features include the ability to:
Easily adjust the most important light attributes.
Save light setups, as "Light Sets," to either a shelf button or optionVars.
Activate/deactivate/solo lights with real time viewport feedback.
Assign individual lights adjustable false colors to determine their contribution to a scene.
Adjust intensity globally, or on specified lights.
Copy and paste light colors.
Easily Export light related overrides to Andrew Chapman's Render Passes plug in (in version 1.2 only).
June 2nd, 2005
Added three levels of attribute detail to save: 1:Basic, 2:Common, 3:Extended (Mental Ray). Inactive lights on save now stay off on restore.
June 6th, 2005
Can now create overrides for Andrew Chapman's Render Passes for Maya plug in. Added other various bits of functionality.
August 24th, 2005
Updated previously connectControlled popUpMenus to work in Maya 7. Removed Render Pass plug in support in this version with the upgraded capabilities of Render Layers.
September 26th, 2005
Added "Drop SpotLight" to tools menu. Use it to quickly create a spotlight at your current persp view camera's position and orientation. You can also call it directly from the command line with "abLiTwDropSpot".
June 8th, 2006
Cleaned up some of the light linking bugs. Now works with lights in sets.