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best glowing sign ideas?
show user profile  yossioren113
Hey all i need to do this ame logo but as glowing sign?
what is the best way before post it?
lens effects - glow?
i try alot of times and cand get realistic result apprieciete if someone that do that can share it with me
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8/22/2014 1:38:26 AM (last edit: 8/22/2014 1:38:26 AM)
show user profile  yossioren113
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8/22/2014 2:58:35 AM (last edit: 8/22/2014 2:58:35 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
VRay 2.3 (I believe, or 2.4) and above has a self illumination slot for the standard vraymtl. That's pretty quick.

I'd trace out the writing with a spline (only through the middle of each letter), make it renderable in viewport and renderer, then apply the self illumination to that.

If you have an older version of vray, then you can use a standard material for the lights, since it has a built in self illumination... but the results are a bit shitty. I remember seeing a cool video on youtube going through different techniques for self illumination and glow materials. Just type something like, "Self illumination techniques 3ds" in youtube.
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8/22/2014 3:17:17 AM (last edit: 8/22/2014 3:17:17 AM)
show user profile  Error404
if you just need it quick for a still, I'd do it in photoshop/nuke/whatever with a series of glows, shouldn't be to hard to get it close.

Here's a decent looking tutorial online for doing it in max & vray. I've seen several good examples of neon sign renders in vray. Do a google search, it was one of the first results ;-) -

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8/22/2014 3:25:20 AM (last edit: 8/22/2014 3:27:44 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
this type of stuff I usually do like its done in the real world - translucent material and lights on the inside. The result is more realistic and renders faster than mr self illumination (if you want the light to spread that is, takes a lot of bounces to make self illumination light spread right with fg). Don't need shadows and you can set the refraction count pretty low, makes it even quicker.

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8/22/2014 1:39:34 PM (last edit: 8/22/2014 1:40:42 PM)
show user profile  yossioren113
thank you very much guys! @herfst1 @Eror40 @Mr_Stabby i will check it all and show the result!
apriceite the fast replays all the time

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8/22/2014 3:49:22 PM (last edit: 8/22/2014 3:49:22 PM)
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