How can I create a "columnar" spotlight?

As far as I can tell, there doesn’t seem to be any one setting I can change or tweak with Spot Light (or any other) to get the desired lighting effect for my scene. Is there something that I’m over looking?

Just trying to project a simple column of light from the top of the skylight to the base of the podium, but I can’t lose the overall cone shape.

Thanx for all help!


Hmm. I don’t know if it is possible to lose the cone shape entirely, but, (provided there is nothing that would cast a shadow directly above your illumination target,) you might just be able to make it look as close to a cylinder as a cone can by narrowing the angle to something as small as you please and moving the light source up until the right radius is illuminated around your target. The light column won’t be EXACTLY a cylinder, but this method can make the difference between the radius at the skylight and the radius below it unnoticeably small.

Thanks much, guys. Will look into it.