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I been trying to create some back lighted panels. For example using a 3Form panel that has a pattern and I would like for the render to look light is passing thru. Everything I have tried only seems to make the image file seem faded not be brighter.

Any thoughts on how to create backlit panels.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Can you post a screenshot or a vwx file with a few of your objects you are using? Or explain more what you have so far?

Not sure how far along you are.

There are at least two strategies for this:

1. Create a 3d object with cutouts. (eg an extrude of a cutout 2d poly)

2. Apply an image texture to a 3d object (eg a 3d poly or a NURBS surface). The image texture uses Image Mask as the transparency shader.

Either way, there needs to be a light source which can shine through the panel.

-B

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Benson & Kevin,

Thanks for your replies and advice. Kevin after looking over your link, I realized I needed to increase my glow texture from 100 to 250 for the light to appear to be passing thru the panels.

Thanks.

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Kevin's da Man!

I thought we were talking about shaped panels with holes. These must be the 3Form Organics or similar.

-B

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