Emitter light for Strip lights

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syburn
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Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by syburn » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:17 pm

Hi,

I'm following a tutorial - twilight for sketchup and its version 1.5. I recently installed the trial 2.0.

In 1.5 they select an emitter light and in twilight material panel they can add an IES, but its not there in 2.0. I imagined that's what I will need to make strip lights in ceilings etc. So why does 2.0 not have this? Probably there is another way to make strips lights but I had all my bets on it being this way....

BTW I find the 1.5 user interface looks much nicer compared to the rather stiff looking boxes in 2.0.

Cheers!

Chris
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Re: Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by Chris » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:26 pm

The IES light emitter template was removed because of it's limited usability. An IES light emitter material can be created in the Deep Material Editor (Pro only).

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Re: Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by syburn » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:34 pm

Ok, I was not aware the trail download is not the full features version. Better see what else Im missing.....

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Re: Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by Chris » Tue Oct 21, 2014 3:36 pm

The Hobby version is not a 'trial' version. It does not expire and does not have a limitation on render size or any watermarks. It does have fewer features than Pro.

Hobby vs Pro:

http://www.twilightrender.com/index.php ... bby-vs-pro

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Re: Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by syburn » Tue Oct 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Thanks for your help - so assuming I get the Pro version. Is adding Emitter light with IES the way to create strip lights.

Here's me thinking I will render my room as a trial, now I cant have my cove lights.....

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Re: Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by Fletch » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:30 pm

It is not clear that you understand exactly what "IES lights" do. What the IES definition does is to specify the exact throw of light from a specific manufacturer's specific light fixture. So, unless you are trying to recreate a specific light fixture, you don't need PRO in order to create a "strip light", you need only a long rectangular face painted with any color and a light emitter template applied to the material. It will render as a "strip light".

See these tips and tricks:
Subject: Help please re creating a "strip light"
Subject: How to make concealed (strip or cove) light on ceiling
Subject: Need help. Glass plate with LEDs

Subject: Quick reference about IES files(to understand what's inside)

syburn
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Re: Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by syburn » Wed Oct 22, 2014 3:14 am

Thanks Fletch , very interesting info in those links. Will try it and see. I did successfully manage to do the cove light in Brighter3D it was not hard at all. Probably the Twilight tutorial I was following made things look complicated.

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Re: Emitter light for Strip lights

Post by Fletch » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:49 pm

I created this, hope it helps. :hat:
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