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18 May 2024 05:37:22 EDT (-0400)
  Re: A light bulb  
From: Robert McGregor
Date: 20 Feb 2011 20:30:01
Message: <web.4d61bf6d94c155b694d713cc0@news.povray.org>
"alanr" <nomail@nomail> wrote:
> Apologies if this has been understood by others but an explanation I just read
> seemed so simple I'm baffled it does not quite work as expected.
> In Moray I created a csg union of a point light with a sphere and created a
> whiteish material with a finish ambient set to 1, and sphere set no shadow.  But
> it renders black, albeit light appears to emit from this object.
> Have to turn the scene ambient up full in order to make the sphere look like its
> lit, but this of course a produces general glow to all objects from an unseen
> source which I dont really want.
> Is setting the scene ambient to 1 the only way to get the sphere to "glow" or
> have I missed something?

If you're using radiosity then try emissive instead of ambient.


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