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We use 15w dimmable lights in living, dining and kitchen and Heliodon for sun light.


Below you can find the light settings that we use for the 15W dimmable lights.





While rendering i can't find the intensity of dimmable lights that use in living, kitchen, etc., the sun light covers a lot of portion and the dimmable lights that we use it almost not visible. Do we make any mistake in the settings? Do we need to improve the light or renderings settings?


Please suggest.










Thank you,





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  • Vectorworks, Inc Employee

Keep in mind, with renderings, we are dealing with digital reality. The idea is to get those images out so we can keep the ball rolling with our projects. If it means to deviate from real light values, I'd say that is valid. I imagine our clients would not ask if renderings were or not created using specific lumen. I learned my lesson the hard way.

Post one of your test renderings here, or if you want, contact me directly and I could take a look at your file.  

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Hi Luis,

This is Adarsh

I have attached the 3 viewport:

First one with Interior lights + Environment light + Heliodon

Second one with Interior lights only.(No environment lighting and NO Heliodon)

Third One with interior lights set at 1500 lumens.(No environment lighting and NO Heliodon)

The question is can we control the lights with lumens considering with real world? Which means if we are using led light of 25W which is equal to 1500 lumens but when we enter 1500 lumens for light in VW's the brightness won't be like reality. It will be as third image, if you can help us how does it work and your suggestion for which one to use to get better result and outcome.



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