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Mystical Touch—Does the crystal glow?
Posted: 15 November 2012 03:14 PM   [ Ignore ]
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Anyone know if the crystals (the orb part of the staff) glows. I keep thinking I’d have to add lighting to get the same glow effect I see in the renders. I see in the material listing it comes with lights. Do those lights put the glow?

Here’s the link for those who are wondering which product I’m talking about. http://www.daz3d.com/shop/mystical-touch

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Posted: 15 November 2012 03:30 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I does say the Lighting comes with the Set. But it’s not clear if the glow is part of the lighting set. Very good question.

EDIT: it says Glow in LOW lighting, sounds like the Textures are set with a Ambient glow built in.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Jaderail - 15 November 2012 03:30 PM

I does say the Lighting comes with the Set. But it’s not clear if the glow is part of the lighting set. Very good question.

EDIT: it says Glow in LOW lighting, sounds like the Textures are set with a Ambient glow built in.

Cool. Thanks. I’m going to use your comment as a hint and try ambient in some of my other renders and see if it’ll add a glow to other props as well.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Ambient only makes the item glow. It does NOT cast light on other items.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 04:13 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Mystical touch does have lighting sets included, and Art Collab are very good with lights.

However you can always ask them how they did it.  They have a thread going here http://www.daz3d.com/forums/viewthread/11204/  all about their next forthcoming project, and I can tell you that Ann will answer a question about another of their sets in this thread, she is a lovely lady.

Tell her I sent you over from the new users forum to ask, and she will be very happy, as she is the DAZ_Person who runs the CVs who run this forum.

But yes, Ambient settings can make things glow.

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Posted: 15 November 2012 05:00 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Thanks a bundle everyone. Changing the ambient setting was exactly what I was looking for.

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