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Lit Sphere
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December 27, 2016, 05:36:02 PM
A while back someone was asking about lighting text from within a sign. Having seen an interesting render today on another CAD gallery I decided to mimic it somewhat and try to illuminate the text. I spent a couple or so hours trying this and that and the best I could come up is the attached. It has a luminance point light with shadows inside the sphere and a foreground medium to catch the rays. I also used a bit of ambient light and I tried dozens of RSE HDR images for reflections. The attached was done using LightWorks in TC 2016. I have mixed feeling about the final result but thought it might be worth posting in our very quiet TC gallery.

* December 27, 2016, 06:24:29 PM
Very interesting effect, Don.

Henry H


* December 28, 2016, 09:45:58 AM
Thank you Don! turns out well IMO!
Also a very interesting webpage you have build lately!


* December 28, 2016, 10:57:34 AM
Nice effect Don, the background letters reminds me of films where the letters start far away and accelerate towards the camera,


December 30, 2016, 08:54:27 AM
Thanks for having a look.

January 13, 2017, 12:13:01 AM
I'm impressed and appreciate the tips on how to go about doing the same sort of thing.


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