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Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 3:40:24 PM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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Hi,

 In Revit 2010 I have some custom linear hanging lights I made that illuminate the room just fine but they themselves don't look illuminated. The fixture is frosted glass. I have tried moving the light source inside and outside (below) the fixture and nothing seems to work. Any ideas?

 Glo


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Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 3:59:19 PM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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You can also add a "glow" factor to your lens material for when it is on.

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Sun, Aug 22, 2010 at 4:29:24 PM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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How do I add the glow factor?

Glo


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Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 12:13:55 PM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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Did you look in your materials?  Or didn't you see the material "Light Bulb On" ? 

 

Please take the time to at least look.


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Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 1:11:23 AM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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I did try it, but it still doesn't illuminate or "glow" for some reason.

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Tue, Aug 24, 2010 at 11:58:26 AM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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The material that is set to "glow" has to be assigned to the solid "lens" or "bulb" of your light.  You can do that in the family or if the family has a material assigned already (other than default) you can assign that in the project or you can even paint this material on your light.

 

That "glow" only works in renderings and if you are doing an exteriaor rendering with a sun, or an interior with sun coming through an opening, you will have to adjuest the self illumination.


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Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 5:46:13 PM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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Thanks! That seemed to work.

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Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 3:03:11 AM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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honstly Im having the same issue with one of my projects. with the Downlight - Recessed Can.  I dont see anything with a glow factor

I see nothing in the manage materials in the family edit mode.  The only material I see that might have anything to do

with the light is called "default light source"  there is nothing about glow or "Light Bulb On"..   I do have only project that I

did 9 months ago where there is a glow in the area of the blub but I go into that "family edit mode" and I cant find anything

diffferent.  Maybe I download this light fixture from here and the settings where all set which i could do with this one project.

any info would help.


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Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 12:39:01 PM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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here an old thread that may help

http://www.revitcity.com/forums.php?action=viewthread&thread_id=23190


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Thu, Oct 27, 2011 at 7:40:38 PM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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ok so i spent one hour last night pulling out my hair for that option and it was just right there.  thank you.


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Sun, Oct 25, 2015 at 9:35:58 AM | Lights Illuminate the Room but don't Look Illuminated Themselves

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Its a technique that I haven't consider, I could have known this idea before.


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