Hi, I was wondering how I would go about making a material for a set of curtains in a room. The curtains are closed in the scene, so you cannot see any direct light passing through the window and into the room. I would like to create a material that is is not transparent, but you can see the intense sunlight hitting the back of it where the window is. Is this possible, and if so how would you create this material. Here is an image from cgarchitect which kind of relates what I am trying to say.
Could this effect be faked if a material could not be made. Maybe placing a light inside the room, making it look as though the light was passing through? I am working with MAX 6.
Any comments will be appreciated. Thanks