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How to make a photo glow?

New Here ,
Oct 05, 2022 Oct 05, 2022

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Hi! I'm not good at 3d at all or stager at all. I previously (a year or two ago) used dimensions to make photo light boxes, backlit photos that glow. I don't really remember how, but I think I used to make a square with the glowing material and then sandwich a thin square (box) with the glass material in front of the glowing material, and the add a photo as a decal on the glass surface. I've just spent 6hours trying to figure out how to do it again in stager but I can't get the photo to emitt light. The decal is just dead and opaque no matter what I do, do any one here have any tips or suggestions? Think making a backlit sign with a photo on it, how would you do it? I don't have the time to learn blender at the moment.

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Adobe Employee , Oct 06, 2022 Oct 06, 2022

Hi @Niclas5C4A! At this moment in time, decals are unable to work in that way within Stager. However, there is a workaround solution:

  • Add a plane
  • With the plane selected, go to the properties material panel
  • Drag and drop the image you want to glow into the base color
  • Then drag and drop the same image into the emissions color
  • Increase emissions intensity to desired brightness
  • Enable ray tracing

(There might be some image clippling/distortion doing this method. Creating UVs and making sure the i

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Oct 06, 2022 Oct 06, 2022

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Hi @Niclas5C4A! At this moment in time, decals are unable to work in that way within Stager. However, there is a workaround solution:

  • Add a plane
  • With the plane selected, go to the properties material panel
  • Drag and drop the image you want to glow into the base color
  • Then drag and drop the same image into the emissions color
  • Increase emissions intensity to desired brightness
  • Enable ray tracing

(There might be some image clippling/distortion doing this method. Creating UVs and making sure the image is the same size as the plane will help prevent distortion)

 

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Thanks! I will try it!

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