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KK 's
03-12-2004, 06:54 AM
Can I make an object become a light source?
erm for example a plane, box or any model become a light instead of a real light.;)

mkiii
03-12-2004, 07:35 AM
If you set it's Luminosity > 0 it will emit light in radiosity renders, but it will not have any of the normal light attributes if that's what you are after.

drclare
03-12-2004, 04:04 PM
also you can use luxigons which can create lights from points in your model.

Beamtracer
03-12-2004, 05:23 PM
Switching on Radiosity allows rays of light to bounce from surface to surface. You can set the number of bounces in the render settings. The more bounces, the longer your rendering time.

Radiosity is traditionally very slow to render. Also, check out the other thread about the new Fprime plug-in that makes radiosity renders much faster:
http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?threadid=19511