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Create Lamp or Light Fixture

Create Lamp or Light Fixture

Spotlight component - generated at proper size and angle.


Adding lamps and light fixtures will provide lighting for your Interior Scenes or Nighttime Scenes.

  • SketchUp lamps - many SketchUp lamps are automatically used as light sources.
  • Create Lamp or Light Fixture - the lamp wizard makes it easy to add custom lamps.
  • Components and Lamps - the Object Properties Wizard makes it easy to turn any surface or object into a lamp.
  • Video: Interior Lighting Basics



The Light Fixtures dialog is launched by the create light fixture icon ( New lamp24.png ) 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

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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.

Ceiling

A Ceiling light fixture is a flat rectangle that emits light.

Floor

A floor lamp is a decorative lamp that has a shade and a tall stand.

Table

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.

Point

A Point light fixture is a light source that radiates light from a single, spherical point of origin, such as a bare light bulb.

Spot

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Linear

A Linear Light sub-divides a long, narrow light so that points within the lamp are sampled more often and more smoothly.

Linear light - bottom and rectangluar light - top after 5 rendering passes.


Camera Light

Creates a single component called "camera_light" which is automatically aligned to the current view camera when rendering.

Beams

Creates a visible Light Beam.


See also