Hi, I am currently using Solidworks 2005. My question is, is it possible to added custom lights in certain locations for rendering in Photoworks. For example, I have a lamp which I would like to illuminate, is it possible of moving a directional light or something like that within the lamp? Or just move a light over a certain object.
You can add lights to your SW/PW file. In the feature tree(near the top) there is a lighting folder. Right click on this folder, you have the option to add more lighting. There are (3) different kinds of lights, spot, directional and point. I would try the point light for your example. Once you have created the lights you can right click the light and chose properties. This will allow you to change the position and settings of the light. SW/PW will only support a maximum of (9) lights.
Rock guy is right. One thing to add, though - you have to use a point (best option for your application) or a spotlight.. Directional lights are like light from the sun - the source is infinitely far away. So you can not move a directional light within a lamp. Directional lights only have one value, a vector for the parallel rays of light to follow.