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imageworkdesign
04-17-2007, 12:23 PM
Hi,

does anyone know where I can find a good neon light shader or a good way of making a neon looking strip light.... I'm fairly new to XSI and have a rush job on at the moment.

Cheers in advance Garry

JDex
04-18-2007, 01:53 AM
There's a shader at mymentalray.com called ctrl_objectlights (http://mymentalray.com/mymr_shaders/shaders.htm) that allows you to create geometry that emits arealight (not FG, real light). I've had mixed success with it, but it's worth a shot... just remember it is an area light, so it has costly arealight sampling.

imageworkdesign
04-19-2007, 09:38 PM
Cheers Jason, I'll check that out. thanks.

Garry

CiaranM
04-19-2007, 09:59 PM
For an XSI version, look here:
http://splin.c3dmotion.com/Stuff/Shaders/XSI/Ctrl_Studio/

Do you really need a 'light'?
If you're in such a rush, it may be easier to use FG in a scene containing an object with a constant white material as your neon light. This will provide illumination and although not as physically accurate as a light, will certainly get the idea accross.

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