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Point light fixtures
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* December 23, 2008, 02:30:31 PM
Until there is a SU ruby to point components, the following:

Pointing light fixtures: Insert the fixture, draw a line from the origin of the fixture to the target, then draw a line from the target to the other endpoint of the fixture, and close the endpoints creating a reference surface. Select the fixture to rotate, align the rotate tool with the reference surface, identify its axis from its origin to its opposite endpoint of the fixture, then rotate the fixture along the line of the reference surface. Delete the reference surface when you are done.

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* February 17, 2009, 12:45:31 PM
Thanks for the heads up mate.


* February 19, 2009, 12:22:07 PM
Glad to be able to return a favor.

I always wondered why there was no ruby for this. Then I read something that suggested that the sketchup ruby API doesn't contain the necessary function that would accomplish this.


* January 09, 2011, 09:56:45 AM
I am not sure I am following the instructions properly.
Can you clarify for me please.

When you say "identify its axis" do you mean place the centre of the protractor at the origin of the fixture? Should the bottom of the protractor be aligned from the origin of the fixture to the endpoint of the fixture? And should the fixture then be rotated to point at the target?



January 09, 2011, 01:57:37 PM
You 'aim' the light at the target by selecting the blue axis and 'dragging' it on to the target.  There is a ruby for this now and it is probably on the sketchucation forum somewhere ( ).

Ruby is here,

This is courtesy of one of our members, Honoluludesktop.  Thanks Wes and much appreciated.

« Last Edit: January 09, 2011, 02:02:15 PM by Mike »

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