Roshele_Allison

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In this day and age of design, we are often backlighting countertops, designing lit wall panels and backlighting bathroom mirrors pulled away from the wall.  How does one accomplish this in Chief Architect?

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It depends on the object.

 

For mirrors you can add a light source behind the mirror and offset the mirror so that it's a little off of the wall.

 

For other objects you can do something similar and use translucent (semi-transparent) materials with light source(s) behind or you can make the material "emissive"

 

Another option is to make the object a "Light Fixture" with one or more light sources. 

 

There are many ways to do this.  It really depends on the desired effect.

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Rishele, I did this once for a customer, I made a pLine solid and placed it on the wall, made it 1" thick, put the mirror frame over it and dropped a few puck lights behind, made them 1" thick and put them around Pline solid, the frame will cover them.  Here is something I made quick just to show you, I placed the lights along the top and one side on the right and that is the effect. They should add a strip light to the library unless there is one already someplace, but I couldn't find it.

 

I hope it helps.

 

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What we need is Chief to give us area lights, volume lights, dark lights, etc. These have been requested before, but the more people that post in the Suggestion Forum the better.

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