Hello all -
Thanks for viewing my first question on the Flamingo forum.
I'm trying to create a realistic string of Christmas lights. I've tagged a number of elements as light objects, and have explored the available properties. The result is not bad, but the bulbs look flat and dull. Without Photoshop post-processing, is there any way to improve the look of the bulbs, themselves?
For example, when you look at a blue incandescent Christmas light, you actually see the blue glow of the bulb along with a red hot-spot in the middle. And, I'd like to duplicate the "gleam" or "glare" (or "halo") that is so familiar in photos of small lights.
I understand all of the things I'm trying to achieve may be due to photographic techniques. But, can I duplicate it?
Thanks, in advance, for your help and suggestions.