I use Sketchup Make for set design for our local community theater. I really appreciate that you can self-learn it and it is great for helping the director to visualize blocking and visioning the environment for the actors. But when I try to light the stage and show lighting effects, I just fall short. I have tried to mess with V-Ray and Kerkythea and even Twilight-Hobby but I don’t get very far with all of the technical jargon you need to learn and the steep learning curve as well as the heavy power requirements.
Wouldn’t it be useful to have some simple lighting gizmos that would allow one to simply-
1- Choose a light (eg. Bulb, lamp, spotlight)
2- Place said light in the model somewhere.
3- Turn it on and off.
4- Adjust it (eg. Bright/dim, direction, narrow or wide beam, warm/cool light.)
That is all that would be needed to vastly improve the look of any model. Would that be so hard?