View Full Version : how to setup a reflective light panel

11-15-2011, 12:21 PM
how do i setup a reflective light panel (like a reflect umbrella).Should glow be enabled? I,m trying to bounce some light to a back wall in my scene.

11-15-2011, 12:56 PM
create a sphere shift+o key
delete bottom half
flip polys f key
save as Light Dome
Send to Layout
surface editor, make white 255 255 255
luminosity to 100%
Diffuse to 0%
make object unseen to camera render options for object
Radiosity settings Monte Carlo or Final Gather
Put the Light Dome over your scene
set the luminosity up for more light Bounces
turn Light in scene Off..
f9 render

11-15-2011, 02:03 PM
Don't forget that the biggest factor is having radiosity of some kind enabled. If you don't then all the luminosity and glow will be worth nothing since ray tracing doesn't pick up secondary rays bouncing off scene elements.