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How do I make a light source?
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* July 31, 2013, 07:03:43 AM
The attached image shows what I want to do pretty clearly. I created what I hoped would be a light source, and you can see it's pretty bright in this image, but none of the surroundings are actually illuminated.

I went to "Materials > Light Emitter Finishes" and dragged "Light Source" to my material. I went to "Lighting > Edit Lighting" and set everything as shown in the 2nd snapshot.

I'm guessing that there's something I need to do in Sketchup to set the component to actually be a light source, but I couldn't find it.

Can anybody point me to the right documentation, or tell me how to set something to be a light source?

I'm running Sketchup 8 and Renditioner pro V3

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* July 31, 2013, 07:23:03 AM
#1
Or wait ... is the answer that I have to use one of the light sources in the idx light components library?

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July 31, 2013, 09:49:20 AM
#2
Maybe this will help. Also, I make myself remember to chose exterior lighting.

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July 31, 2013, 09:50:18 AM
#3
Then it renders like this.

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Renditioner v3


* July 31, 2013, 10:21:15 AM
#4
Hi Capilot, welcome aboard :)

I just want to make sure you are aware of the tutorials.   Also I am planning to add to youtube collection.  I will add something on using renditioner lights ASAP.

http://forums.idx-design.com/index.php?topic=1042.0

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* July 31, 2013, 02:20:00 PM
#5
No, I wasn't aware of those -- I'll go through them tonight; thanks!

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* July 31, 2013, 07:42:48 PM
#6
OK, I took a look. Good tutorials, but nothing about creating light sources.

But wait! There's now a "Renditioner light attributes" option on my components. It wasn't there before. I don't know what I did to bring it about.

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July 31, 2013, 11:18:49 PM
#7
When you create a component you will have the ability to right click and in the dialogue box will be the selection for renditioner light atributes, it is something that occurs as soon as you install renditioner.  Before you post questions on any forum it is always a good idea to search for the topic you are wanting information on as there is a good chance it has been posted before.

http://forums.idx-design.com/index.php?topic=1122.0  There is a quick method of creating lights here.

One thing you will benefit from with any light source is when in sketchup, select the component and in the entity info box, deselect cast shadows.  Any component can be a light source it does not have to be a bulb shaped object.  This makes it easy to create low poly lamps from scratch.

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* August 01, 2013, 11:17:03 AM
#8
Yes, I'm getting the hang of it. I downloaded a candle lantern from the warehouse, opened it up, selected the flame itself, made it into its own component, made that component into a light source, and then saved the whole thing. Now I have lanterns hanging in my vardo.

Thanks for all your help.

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* August 02, 2013, 12:32:32 PM
#9
Also did you see this thread on lighting basics?

http://forums.idx-design.com/index.php?topic=1155.msg4759#msg4759

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