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steven313

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At the latest update of 2.3V of podium. The feature of (Hiding of An LEM) works!

1st .. choose the image you want to use for your screen( tv, laptop, desktop, etc)
look at the middle photo

2nd. cover your screen (must be the same size of the screen you have chosen) i choose light gray color because the basic color of the screen i applied is light gray. I slide the LEM power to 20 and tick the box of HIDDEN LEM look at the right photo

Then Render!!

for the finished Product! look at the 3rd photo to the right

Poof!!!! I have a realistic lightning for my desktop screen!

I hope my little trick will help you!





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Cool trick, thanks!
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your welcome nick!! i hope this one will help you into your future projects!!

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What shall I do if my podium is for mac and there is no "hidden LEM" tab?
Please help!
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http://www.suplugins.com/version2.php here you must download the latest update of podium v2.03! this version has Hidden LEM!

Ihope this one can help you!


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thanx!!! Now I have this button  
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it doesn't work I am doing something wrong... I guess... Could you upload this tv model? pleaseeee.....
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This does work well.  I don't have the same model.  But you need to make sure you have the hidden LEM face positioned so that it illuminates the TV/ monitor image. You might even put reflection value on the TV/ monitor image material. Steve, can you upload your model.  Can I use this for a sample tutorial?
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I would make the LEM a little bigger tho, trust me it'll be better.
Lem produce a round shaped light output that lowers gradually on sides, thats why your screen has the contour less brightened

By make it better, the sides of the screen will also be illuminated, witch will be also more realistic..

Nether less, that a really good technique that we should all use.

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you're right nick!! I observe that when i am rendering that model i saw the circular vision while its processing. That is the LEM effect isn't? Nice Info Nick but  I am worrying it will  produce shadows at the back of the screen. How about to divide the LEM into small parts? so the concentration of light will shown up on screen size. what do you think?

@davew, I am glad if you will post this as a tutorial! Its my pleasure.

 I guess making an effect of reflection will depend on type of screen. I can't see any reflection on my LCD screen right now maybe the reflection will appear if i will turned this off. What do you think?

For this time I divide the LEM into 16 parts..  no changes in color(light Gray) and adjust the power of LEM to 30. And Tick the box of HIDDEN LEM

the model is already uploaded

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ok, now I understand Thank you Steven for your model. It started to work. Ufffff. You are smart!
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Great tip - nice work, thanks for sharing
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thank for the very nice tip


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I have tried this a number of times with similar situations, like creating an ipad-esque object with an illuminated screen, and I cannot get it to work for the life of me.

images are attached, let me know if they don't show up for some reason.

SketchUp 8 Pro
Podium 2.8
Mac OS X 10.6.8

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        -one LEM sized about the size of the tablet at power of 1
        -one LEM sized about size of the tablet at power of 7
        -one LEM sized about size of the tablet at power of 20
         -cut up the hidden lem at power of 20 into roughly 16 parts, like was described in this thread as a possible technique. (The black you see is the simple black material right below the hidden LEM, would be replaced by the desktop image if it were the computer model)

Anyone got info?

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Ah, I see from your model steve that you had both textures, the image and the LEM on the same plane, just had the LEM on the back face. should have mentioned that.

thanks.

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