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  Re: How do I make a torch shine?  
From: Stephen
Date: 6 Oct 2013 10:12:53
On 06/10/2013 10:16 AM, TMGellert wrote:
> Hm, I can't make this work. I can define the 'ambient' value but I struggle with
> the radiosity setting. How do I write this so it could work?

Since you are new to Pov. If it were me, I would build your scene using 
traditional lighting, until you get the hang of it. Personally I never 
use radiosity as I've never had the good results that some people here 
have. It is a subject on its own.
To get your torch to light and show a beam. You will need to use media.
You put a hollow container around your light source (hollow is a 
keyword) and use scattering or emissive media. You will need to read up 
on that, as well. :-)


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