Radiosity Tab version 8


#1

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


#2

Here’s a faked glow using a light. As you can see it looks pretty nice, but is this the solution?


#3

Hey,

Looks pretty good to me.

-Craig


#4

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?


#5

Maybe you´ll find some answers in the Area Lights and Light Objects video found here?
http://www.eitechnologygroup.com/products/eias_8_video_tutorials


#6

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.


#7

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.


#8

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