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Light tube in 3ds max help. Thank you!
show user profile  Alex910
Hello, I'm new with lighting in 3ds max. I want to simulate this scene:

How can i make that tube glow and in the same time to cast light? I tryed to do something with standard lights but it didn't worked very well. Or there may be a way to create the texture of the bulb to be a light radiant.

Thank you!
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5/12/2013 12:27:03 AM (last edit: 5/12/2013 12:27:03 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
a&d material, thin glass preset, turn on translucency

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5/12/2013 12:30:45 AM (last edit: 5/12/2013 12:30:45 AM)
show user profile  Alex910
I did this and how can i make it to light the scene and to shadows of his lights?
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5/12/2013 12:58:58 AM (last edit: 5/12/2013 12:58:58 AM)
show user profile  herfst1
You can try self illumination (not sure where the setting is for A&D, not a mental ray user).

In vray I'd put a light (which is rectangular) just below the tube and pointing downwards with the same colour as the glow. I'm sure there's something similar in mental ray.
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5/12/2013 7:49:04 AM (last edit: 5/12/2013 7:49:04 AM)
show user profile  FX
Vray has light material, Final render has object light, not sure about mental ray, never used it.
Check this thread for tips......

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5/12/2013 8:50:44 AM (last edit: 5/12/2013 8:50:44 AM)
show user profile  Mr_Stabby
>>I did this and how can i make it to light the scene and to shadows of his lights?

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5/12/2013 11:42:06 AM (last edit: 5/12/2013 11:42:06 AM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
MR omni light has a "cylindrical" option that should do just this.

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5/12/2013 12:06:09 PM (last edit: 5/12/2013 12:12:22 PM)
show user profile  Alex910
Thank you!
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5/14/2013 11:36:19 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 11:36:19 PM)
show user profile  Nik Clark
You are welcome. I believe the Photometric light has this option as well.

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5/14/2013 11:41:10 PM (last edit: 5/14/2013 11:41:10 PM)
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