I am messing around with some models of computer monitors I found on 3DContentCentral.
In all cases the models have blank screens. What I want to do is render the scene using PhotoView 360 but with content on the monitor, rather than just a blank face.
I have been able to put my mock-up desktop image onto the model using Tools>Sketch Tools>Sketch Picture and importing a screengrab (png) of a real desktop.
It looks good in the model, but when I try and render it reverts back to a dull flat grey surface.
1.) Is it possible to render this sort of thing in PhotoView?
2.) If so, what steps am I missing?
3.) Finally, if it is possible, can it be set so that the monitor glows during render, as if that face was set to Backlight LCD under the appearances tab?
I'm using SW 2017.
Graham,.. you can use your screen grab image (save to file) and use in within a material file,.. select your lcd face and apply a material.. select you saved file and map/scale it.
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