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Title: Emissive Alpha Material?
Post by: variant on April 28, 2013, 04:23:50 am
I read in the tutorials that there is a Standard material slider that goes between Reflection, Emissive and Clip, but when i look at the slider it only shows Reflection & Clip when i move it?  |:(

I'm trying to create tiny glowing "windows" using one material like this:

(http://i.imgur.com/UY1ZnLY.jpg)

So how would you go about creating the material example shown here?

The model is already very complex and i'd rather not have to manually draw windows in sketchup and assign a diff material.

I've also thought of just using the Clip option to knock out transparent windows and coloring the inside of the model with an emissive material, but that also involves a lot of painting.

Thanks for any help!
Title: Re: Emissive Alpha Material?
Post by: Aaron on April 28, 2013, 05:16:11 am
The latest version of Lumion free (or whatever its called these days) should support a reflection/clip/bright slider in the standard material. It's the bright part that will enable you to drive material emissiveness through the diffuse texture its alpha-channel in combination with the emissive slider above it.
Title: Re: Emissive Alpha Material?
Post by: variant on April 29, 2013, 10:35:24 am
It's the bright part that will enable you to drive material emissiveness through the diffuse texture its alpha-channel in combination with the emissive slider above it.

I'm sorry, i don't quite understand. Could you elaborate, please?
Title: Re: Emissive Alpha Material?
Post by: peterm on April 29, 2013, 12:52:24 pm
Hi variant

To assist further it would help to know what version of Lumion you are using. 

Title: Re: Emissive Alpha Material?
Post by: Aliki_N on April 29, 2013, 05:33:27 pm
I used to create emissive materials of any kind of color by manipulating the glass material.
Now this is not possible anymore in lumion 3.1.2. Is there any reason why this slider was taken off? What a loss?
Title: Re: Emissive Alpha Material?
Post by: Aaron on April 29, 2013, 07:10:51 pm
It's made into a hidden feature to hide the fact it couldn't cope with certain things.
Press Ctrl and it will pop-up ;-)