Sun Settings

Sun Settings depend on the SketchUp Sun Settings, and on overrides on the Lighting Options Tab of the IRender Setup Dialog. Other sun settings are made directly in SketchUp .

SketchUp Settings

Location from Model Info in SketchUp
Shadow Settings in SketchUp

Basic shadow and sun settings are made in SketchUp - using the Model Location and Shadow Settings dialog.

IRender Setup Dialog

You can set cloudiness, and override the SketchUp intensities on the Sky Setup Tab .

Lights Tab

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Light Balance

Sets the balance between Ambient light and light from lamps and light fixtures,

After changing this value, you must perform a full render - not just a refresh rendering.

See: Ambient Light


  • Show Light Bulbs
  • Process light bulbs on invisible layers
  • Use Indirect Lighting and Bounces - See: Indirect Light
  • Artificial Lighting - Turn this off to not use the illumination of lamps in the model.
  • Use camera lights when rendering
The camera_light component will be aligned to the camera while rendering, and then hidden again after the rendering is complete.
See: Camera Light

Lighting Channels

Sets the number of channels to use and default channels for groups of lights. See: Lighting Channels

Set Lighting Channels

Sets the names of the lighting channels.