Learn About IES Light Type with Google SketchUp


show more The Illuminating Engineering Society created IES lighting files as a method of distributing life-like representations of lighting effects in a data format. V-Ray offers an IES lighting type to help you cast realistic light on the architectural structures you create using Google SketchUp. Explore the IES Light Type and how to use it in this online tutorial. show less
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Exploring the IES light type

The last of our artificial light types to come under examination in this chapter is the V-Ray IES Light. For architectural visualization work, particularly interiors, the V-Ray IES Light type offers an extremely powerful and easy-to-use method for adding real-world lighting data into our scenes. Of course, the first thing we need to do is to add our IES Light into the scene, so come to the Window menu, open up the Layers dialog, and put a check in the IES Light layer.

By now you'll be familiar with the first step that we're going to take, which is to start a test render, just so we can evaluate our light's emission pattern. Well, fortunately, what we get is not very inspiring indeed, which is really not surprising, as the IES Light type has not been designed to function as a standalone light object. It really has been designed to have an IES Light profile attached to it. To do that we will of course need to access the control parameters for our IES Light, so let&#...

Exploring the IES light type
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The Illuminating Engineering Society created IES lighting files as a method of distributing life-like representations of lighting effects in a data format. V-Ray offers an IES lighting type to help you cast realistic light on the architectural structures you create using Google SketchUp. Explore the IES Light Type and how to use it in this online tutorial.

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