Any object turned into light...

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Any object turned into light...

Postby Destiny » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:20 am

Hi Simlab.. I will repeat one of my past request.. A bit of nagging goes a long way.. Its what we females are known for.. ;) :lol:

I would like to be able to turn any object into a light source. For example. A light on an electrical device like a camera to show its on.. or recording, even an option to animate a flickering light.. I could add a normal object and turn it into a glowing red light with a glow.. Just a like a real LCD on a camera.. Many other uses, like car head lamps or even lights is a room rather than adding other lights source..

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby Destiny » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:41 am

... so that if I added a Light or Glow, to the little Red Light here or the Red Ring Glow on the button, it would look awesome...

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby hornpipe » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:14 pm

Destiny wrote:... so that if I added a Light or Glow, to the little Red Light here or the Red Ring Glow on the button, it would look awesome...
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Have you tried the emitter material?
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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby Destiny » Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:54 pm

Oh. :shock: :o No I have not.. I will play with that after school today.. Thank you..!

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby Destiny » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:56 am

Hi, well I just tested it.. :? :cry: :roll: Its OK but.... not really what I was hoping for.. I look at the little red light on our land line phone which looks awesome but.. Is it possible to reproduce in 3D rendering.. I do not know. I added the Emitters to this model but.. To me its not sparkly light enough.. Not real looking.. It needs that halo or glittery look to the light.. More spark to it.. More looking like a little light.. Unless I have not done it right..

Perhaps I need to change the material type..

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby hornpipe » Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:32 pm

It is clear that just applying material is not enough.

Create textures for the emitter. Like this:
emitter2.jpg


Maybe you need bit to change the model. The light source can not be simply glued to the surface. Etc...

Observation of real objects always helps.

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby Destiny » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:14 pm

I guess a glow is all I can do at the moment. was was wanting a light glow, with sparkle as i can see on my own camera and land line phone.. If I was doing only one image I could add it using photoshop.. But I am rendering 400 frames.. Perhaps a very small decal.. using a captured image ..

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby Ihab » Fri Sep 08, 2017 1:03 am

Have you tried changing light strength? this could be all you need.

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby Destiny » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:31 am

Yes, I did.. But it does not provide the correct look.. I can see the redness cast onto the main camera body the higher I make it, but the red light still remains about the same look when rendered....

I was driving behind a truck this morning, it had rows of little bright red neon lights that made up the larger back lights, I thought thats what I want... At the moment I can only achieve a glow, not a sparkle glowing light.. I tired making the light glass but I cannot make it look nice..

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Re: Any object turned into light...

Postby hornpipe » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:17 pm

I use the emitter material as light sources. It works well for me.
I liked the idea with a neon chain. I created a simple model. And tested it.
Oh-oh. Yes. It looks pretty shabby.
emitter3.jpg

I'll try in another renderer.
emitter4.jpg

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