How to make concealed light on ceiling

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How to make concealed light on ceiling

Post by bing1370 » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:44 pm

How to make concealed light on ceiling, i mean a cove light which is hidden.
lets say i have a ceiling with a decorative gypsum, behind the gypsum i want to put light arround the gypsum
to give more luxury view of the interior how to do this.

many thanks in advance
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Re: How to make concealed light on ceiling

Post by Fletch » Sun Apr 24, 2011 11:29 pm

Like this?
Soffit-RecessedStripLight.jpg (20.16 KiB) Viewed 8587 times
1 - create a material called Emitter and make it a color you like for the light source
2 - paint the interior of your recessed soffit with the Emitter material you created
3 - apply the Material Template > Emit 100w
4 - adjust the power of the Emitter to be stronger - something between 500 to 1000 may be about right, depending on a lot of things.

Open the attached .skp file to see how all this is done.
format for SU7 or SU8
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Re: How to make concealed light on ceiling

Post by JGA » Wed May 11, 2011 7:40 pm

Thanks for the clear instructions

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