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TonyD
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Glow Material

Post by TonyD » Wed Nov 01, 2017 2:57 am

Is it possible to construct a light-emiting / Glowing Material from scratch, or say from an existing Diffuse or Specular?

I actually tried applying a couple of the 'Lights' materials from the online Indigo materials, but none illuminate with a glow the object they were applied to, or cast light on the objects surrounding them...not sure what is going on. :oops:

There are multiple objects and light sources in the scene so there is an opportunity for the mesh to cast light on others, both diffuse and specular.

Thanks for any help, links, or suggestions.
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FakeShamus
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Re: Glow Material

Post by FakeShamus » Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:54 am

select your objects that the materials have been applied to and give them an emitting value (Luminous flux, etc.) from the dropdown menu in the object's Property Editor window.

any diffuse material can be made into an emitter from scratch, just check the emission and emission multiplier boxes towards the bottom of the material properties and edit the values to what you want.
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TonyD
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Re: Glow Material

Post by TonyD » Fri Nov 03, 2017 1:37 pm

@FakeShamus
Thank you so much for helping, I very much appreciate you taking the time to showing how this works!
Awesome! :mrgreen:
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