[Plugin Idea] Artificial light sources

[Plugin Idea] Artificial light sources

Postby Daniel S » Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:15 pm

I have no idea how SketchUp make shadows... but how about creating a plugin for making artificial light sources inside SU?
The idea is simple:


http://www.geocities.com/~jlhagan/K9-14/draw_eight.htm
http://www.geocities.com/~jlhagan/K9-14/draw_nine.htm

It is fun to make it in SketchUp.. I just make this 2 quick and easy examples:
Internal lights.jpg

Internal lights.skp

For more complex objects will be great to automate the process.
What do you think?

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Re: [Plugin Idea] Artificial light sources

Postby thomthom » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:26 pm

There is no control over the shadows in Ruby.

Closest thing you'd get is create faces simulating shadow...
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Re: [Plugin Idea] Artificial light sources

Postby RickW » Fri Jul 10, 2009 12:40 am

It is possible to "construct" the shadows (as semitransparent faces) with Ruby, but with great tools like LightUp and Podium that work with SU, I don't think you'll see anything soon (though I could be wrong).
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