I have a Sketchup scene for a building that I would like an expert to render using a Sketchup plugin such as Indigo or V-Ray.
The primary reason for rendering is to see the impact of some new RGB LED strip fixtures and some LED sconces. To accomplish this, I need proper light-source rendering of the RGB LEDs.
The customer would like a nighttime rendering as well as daytime.
I have a bit of experience in Sketchup, but I have no idea how to correctly configure materials, sun, and light sources properly in Indigo.
I have placed detailed explanation of this project into a dropbox folder. The link is here...
The explanation file is Information.mht. Any browser should open the file. It has lots of pictures and explanation of what I have done so far...and what the expectation is.
I will have ongoing work for someone that has these skills.
I prefer to keep Sketchup as the source file. I hope this can be done without having to export SU to another format before rendering.
I have not tried other renderers for Sketchup, but I know that Indigo is very fast. I never wait for more than 2 minutes to get an acceptable rendering for my purposes.
I would think this is a very quick project for someone who knows what they are doing. The deliverable is mostly just to get my SU model of the LED right so I can render anything I want myself.
UPDATE 1: It looks like I was wrong about .mht files opening with "any browser". See Readme.txt in the dropbox.
UPDATE 2: I have added the datasheet for this RGB LED Module to dropbox link. Please take the light output data from there.
UPDATE 3: I am aware that a Google search has results that indicate some usable IES files for physically similar RGB strips may exist. I do however find an IES specifically for the APA102. Not sure if this is helpful or not, but thought I would add this.