how to highlight a TV screen?

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how to highlight a TV screen?

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last question for today, i promise :oops:

i have a tv that now is dark. what would be the best way to "turn it on" ?

thanks so much

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i know i have to play with the box you suggested for the best light results - just need some time. also the background needs some improvment :)

i am on the job

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For the TV, convert the TV screen texture to an emitter/light that's all, this will make it look like a TV and will also illuminate the room. Anything that emit light should be converted to an emitter, basically.

I see you fixed the slogan :) The same apply to pictures on the wall and other surfaces occupying the same space as another one, as a rule, never have a face touching another, always give it a small gap, even 0.001mm will do, as long as it's not exactly on it.
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You can post and ask as many questions as you like, that's what we are here for, to make it work the best we can for you.
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What a support! best i have ever had. well done - customer service at the next level!

i am very happy with my progress. cant wait to get some time to play.

thanks so much, patrick
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WOW this looks really nice, thanks for sharing :)

Suggestions if it's ok with you...

1. Make a small black border around the TV screen so it looks more like a TV?

2. The wood floor could use another texture, you can find some really nice ones which include both the diffuse and the normal map, all for free on the FilterForge web site.

Other than that, I like it, it's really nice!
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pls pls, any input greatly appriciated!!

the great thing is this floor is exact what we use - on this new render i added some shine to it and its just perfect.

like the TV idea - but are screens are white :twisted: but yes, there is always a small black boarder, correct.

enjoy and keep the feedback coming!

i got the glass wrong.. next time more luck :mrgreen:

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ok, now you're getting me confused :shock: are they both rendered?? or the top one is an actual picture with the render merged in it?

For the glass, select "Solid glass" in "Convert this material" and make sure the glass object material is applied to the group and if not, to all the front and back faces.

For the floor, you can draw the pieces as they are in real life to give it some groove. Beside that, well, I have nothing to say except you did an incredible job here, I'm very impress!
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excuse my ignorance Patrick but how did you include your render in to the background photo?

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ha ha nice one, first one is a real pic to show you what floor and so we have.

thx, good tipps on the glass!

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hey folks, this is my secend render i have ever done and you guys cant tell the difference from the real pic :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

just kidding... i just wanted to show you the real set-up compared to a render so i get more input.

but i am more than impressed with this program - all i need for sure!

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I truly wasn't sure at first, I kept scrolling back and forth until I got it, but Alien got fooled 100% (sorry for saying that Alien :lol: )

Your second render only? really? wow, you sure did an incredible job here, and to be honest, I'm not sure if I can give you any input now that the render looks almost identical to the picture!
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For the purple neon light, you can try "None" for the beam kind as oppose to Smooth, maybe it'll be more like in the picture.
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ha ha, yeah i got fooled too but now I know. hey Patrick, congrat on the render, for your 2nd time only, looks like a pro did it. not even support would have done such a great job as you did :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Thanks folks! :mrgreen:

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Alien is getting back at me now :lol:
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May I suggest to smooth out the bottom face on the big tank. Apply the Plastic IOR value to the pamphlet holder. The accessories at the top of the tank should be chrome? not white? Other than that Patrick, I raise my hat to you, superb work you've done for your second time. Also, thank you for sharing your render with everyone.

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hi mike!

great input and ideas - will do that tomorrow! bed time here.. :cry:

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hi Guy`s!

here is my new go, i made the changes mike recomeded. now how cool is that!

i spend a bit of time in skp to get the basis model of the coffeemaschine better, now it looks like real!

thanks to all out there, patrick
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WOW, I'm very impress Patrick! One thing you forgot is to make both flower vases in glass. The table top looks shiny rather than glass, I think the back faces are not the same material as the front faces so the light doesn't go through it. I didn't know it was a coffee machine but now it looks identical to the picture. Very nice Patrick.
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Re: how to highlight a TV screen?

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good eyes!

thanks, i will update the flowers and glass with my next go!

cheers patrick

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