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Though I always council my clients to match their interior wall finishes to their soffits, sometimes I find they are resistant to the idea and want to use two different materials for these items.
However, I only have the option to change the default for the two together:
Is there a way to create a new material default, or to separate these? I guess it's not a big deal but I always wondered if there was some deeper insight that I was just not picking up on... perhaps some Chiefer out there can enlighten me?
My client is wanting to replicate a feature in a previous home that used a soffit around the Living Room to obscure some uplights for the ceiling. In my design I have created a soffit and dropped it from the ceiling five or six inches and have added some eyeball cans shining down on a 'feature wall', but have been unable to figure out how to install lights 'inside' the soffit facing upward to light the ceiling. In the real world application we will install L.E.D. lights inside the soffit, but I am hoping for help using C.A. tools to create this effect so it is seen in a 3D view.
I have tried cabinet lighting, tube lighting etc., but it seems a soffit has a 'top' to it that dissallows light to shine through...even if I could turn a tube light up-side-down.
An on-line video suggested "3D > Lighting > Add Lights", which I did, however, to view these lights I understand it is necessary to utilize the time consuming Ray Trace feature to see the effect in 3D.
Is there another means?
I have attached a sketch of what I am trying to achieve.
Any advice and suggestions are appreciated.
(Using C.A. x9)
C.A. Question re. Uplights.pdf