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Offline mpdesigner

Transparent emissive?
« on: April 28, 2011, 12:31:46 am »
In the past versions of Keyshot I was able to make transparent materials emissive with a glow.  How come now it just looks like a solid block of color?  What am I doing wrong?  How do yo make transparent plastic look like it's aglow?

Offline justindustrial

Re: Transparent emissive?
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2011, 06:10:44 am »
You could try hiding an emissive plane or sphere within your transparent plastic body, and set that to the colour of light you would like it to glow. Use the Advanced material for your transparent plastic, and increase the specular transmission and diffuse transmission > 0. You'll have to make sure you have 'show advanced settings' turned on in the preferences panel. Once you have that set up, go into your realtime tab and turn on 'bloom'. This adds a glow to your image, and by cranking the sliders up you can get nice results. There's a good tutorial on how to play with these types of settings, good luck and don't forget to post your results!