View Full Version : anyone know how to simulate LED lights?

11-22-2007, 10:10 AM
sometimes at night, we can see some fancy cars with red LED backlight, then i was thinking how to simulate it in LW.
I was thinking about setting the surfaces' luminosity to 100% but it doesnt right at all, lol, can anyone help me please?

these are some pictures i found on google, they are what i want :)

11-22-2007, 10:17 AM

11-22-2007, 12:21 PM
I heard of a good trick that involved putting a point light with a short falloff radius behind a surface with translucency on it, that was to do a 'cylon' type of led

11-22-2007, 06:11 PM
Self-illumination with enabled glow kinda looks good.

11-23-2007, 09:33 AM
Self-illumination with enabled glow kinda looks good.
cool i just tried it and it looks ncie for me :P, i might tried the other method later,
anyway thanks for the great help :)

11-24-2007, 07:24 AM
You could also experiment with using a gradient on the incidence angle to vary the intensity of the luminosity so that the individual bulb is brightest in the center. I don't know if it'll be useful for tail-light LEDs though.

Also, don't forget the the reflecting material behind the lights in the tail-light assembly.

11-24-2007, 10:34 AM
oh good idea :) i can imagine how good it will look like
i will post my work later again
thanks ~~