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  04 April 2010
Radiosity Tab version 8

Just a quick (possibly stupid) question:

Is the radiosity tab still in EIAS version 8? I've looked all over for it and can't find it. Was it replaced by the photons?

Situation:
I have an axe. The edge of it glows. I want the glowing edge of the axe to illuminate a portion of the scene. Is that something simple or do you have to go through hoops to do it? It feels like it should be a one or two check box procedure with perhaps a slider. If I have to load in maps, create radiosity solutions, and do all manner of other contortions to get this simple behavior...
(I guess I could cheat and place a light right there, but why wouldn't I be able to just click a box in that case?)

And to get the glow to actually..., well, glow was so non-intuitive it pained me to have to go through it. Sorry, but the frustration just jumped in.

Here's an example below
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File Type: jpg Project Glum Axe_3.jpg (34.1 KB, 17 views)
File Type: jpg Project Glum Axe_5.jpg (38.5 KB, 20 views)
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  04 April 2010
Fake Glow

Here's a faked glow using a light. As you can see it looks pretty nice, but is this the solution?
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File Type: jpg Project Glum Axe_8.jpg (37.0 KB, 33 views)
File Type: jpg Project Glum Axe_9.jpg (40.8 KB, 29 views)
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  04 April 2010
Hey,

Looks pretty good to me.

-Craig
 
  04 April 2010
Originally Posted by A.C. Farley: Hey,

Looks pretty good to me.

-Craig


Thank you. I think the problem is that the round orb of light shows in the reflection. I wonder if there's a way to stop that?
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  04 April 2010
Maybe youŽll find some answers in the Area Lights and Light Objects video found here?
http://www.eitechnologygroup.com/pr...video_tutorials
 
  04 April 2010
Originally Posted by Veehoy: Maybe youŽll find some answers in the Area Lights and Light Objects video found here?
http://www.eitechnologygroup.com/pr...video_tutorials


Thanks! I didn't think to look there. I love this program, but sometimes I wish it were more intuitive. This shouldn't be THAT hard.
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  04 April 2010
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Ian's brilliant video tutorial did the trick! My mistake was trying to follow the obtuse ramblings of the puzzle-like EIAS manual. This was exactly what I needed. Thank you again. I'll upload the final product when I'm finished.
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