Create Lamp or Light Fixture
The Light Fixtures dialog is launched by the create light fixture icon ( ) on the IRender Toolbar:
A light fixture is created as a SketchUp component, either as a lamp or as an uncovered light source. An uncovered light source can be placed inside some other geometry to make a new light fixture component, or placed directly in the drawing. You can edit a lamp already placed in the drawing by right-clicking on it and selecting
Edit Irender Lamp
Light Fixture Types
The tabs at the top of the dialog select one of several types of light fixtures, each with its own complement of settings that apply to that type only.
A Ceiling light fixture is a flat rectangle that emits light.
- See: Ceiling Light Tab
A floor lamp is a decorative lamp that has a shade and a tall stand.
- See: Floor Lamp Tab
A table lamp is similar to a floor lamp, but it has a shorter base and is meant to be placed on top of a piece of furniture.
- See: Table Lamp Tab
A Point light fixture is a light source that radiates light from a single, spherical point of origin, such as a bare light bulb.
- See: Point Light Tab
- See: Spot Lamp Tab
A Tube Light radiates light along the length of the tube, such as a florescent light bulb. The size and color of the light is configurable.
A Linear Light sub-divides a long, narrow light so that points within the lamp are sampled more often and more smoothly.
- See: Linear Light Tab
Creates a single component called "camera_light" which is automatically aligned to the current view camera when rendering.
- See: Camera Light Tab
Creates a visible Light Beam.
- See: Visible Light Paths