Emulate an LED


Is there a good way to emulate a LED?
Was thinking Self illumination of custom material but seems not bright enough.

Working on a small IoT kinda device, and would like to see if putting LEDs to
sort of simulate hot spots a bit.

(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #2

No, self-illumination has no proper strength. What you would have to use is the secret Cycles Emissive material, which you already know about ^.^


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(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #4

I said secret! :wink:


Was it possible to do emmisive no shadows?
So the light source object would not cast shadows?

(Nathan 'jesterKing' Letwory) #6

Did you try unchecking the Cast Shadows checkbox for the object with the led material?

nvm, that doesn’t work. I will have to add some mods to the material for that.


Thanks! That’ll be great.


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