Dennis_Gavin

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Any ideas of how to create this light symbol?  Needs holes in the tube to let light pass through.

Just thought that maybe two thin semi-circular walls joined into room with windows? 

 

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Would definitely use primitive solids.  Video shortly...

OMG,   a video by the Alaskan Son!  Awesome.

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Michael - I think that is better than my idea of walls and pass throughs.  I was getting the results but not as easily.

Thanks! 

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You can also use a material with transparency to achieve this:

 

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It saves you some polygons.

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Due to time constraints I used an image. 

 

Robert - how did you go about your process?  I cannot tell from your picture.

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Due to time constraints I used an image. 

 

Robert - how did you go about your process?  I cannot tell from your picture.

 

The symbol is just parts built from primitives - took about 1 minute. I created the Material texture image in Genetica (by Spiral Graphics), but it could just as easily be created in Gimp or Photoshop using the Selection tool to select areas to make transparent; then save the image as PNG file to preserve the transparency and use it in the Chief Material.

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