Forum Groups
  All forums
    Help & Feedback
      Work in progress
      Finished Art
      Non-Max related

Maxunderground news unavailable

Fluorescent Tube Lighting
show user profile  owtdor
I am trying to get some cylinders to look like fluorescent lighting in a garage. I do not need to have then be visible themselves, I just want them to light the scene and have it bounce off the floor and help illuminate the area under a car that is on jackstands.

Any suggestions?

read 522 times
10/21/2011 3:30:44 AM (last edit: 10/21/2011 3:30:44 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
use a light? :p

read 518 times
10/21/2011 4:58:39 AM (last edit: 10/21/2011 4:58:39 AM)
show user profile  carrrottt09
cylinder with self illumination?
read 484 times
10/21/2011 8:46:57 PM (last edit: 10/21/2011 8:46:57 PM)
show user profile  killerbee2
using self illuminating materials will need more renderpower to get clean lowlights then using just a normal cylindrical or planar area light.

read 467 times
10/22/2011 12:47:44 AM (last edit: 10/22/2011 12:47:44 AM)
show user profile  owtdor
I just faked it and I think it turned out alright.

Thanks for the assistance everyone


read 465 times
10/22/2011 12:52:50 AM (last edit: 10/22/2011 12:52:50 AM)
show user profile  del3d
well can we see then? :)
read 432 times
10/22/2011 3:40:28 PM (last edit: 10/22/2011 3:40:28 PM)
show user profile  owtdor
Click on my sig and go to the portfolio page. It is the one on the bottom. I need to re-render to get rid of the "flickering" of the light on the walls though. I also need to fix the final location of the feet so they actually rest on the floor. Maybe add a second or two of still frames at the end too.

read 397 times
10/23/2011 4:05:54 AM (last edit: 10/23/2011 4:05:54 AM)
show user profile  del3d
interesting work.. how are you fixing the flickering?
read 393 times
10/23/2011 4:32:19 AM (last edit: 10/23/2011 4:32:19 AM)
show user profile  owtdor
I think I need to up the bounces. Maybe add more photons. I am using Mental Ray at the moment since I do not have access to VRay. I do want to learn it though.

read 367 times
10/23/2011 5:47:59 PM (last edit: 10/23/2011 5:48:16 PM)
#Maxforums IRC
Open chat window