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Back-Lit Rendering

Question asked by Anton Ivanov on Nov 7, 2012
Latest reply on Nov 8, 2012 by J. Becker

back-lit boxes.jpg


I wonder if anyone can give me an idea of how to render a back-lit object? I would like to achieve similar effect as on the attached image. I modeled a trial part with a surface cylinder in the middle (file attached as well). I applied a light material to the cylinder and made satin finish plastic to the box. I added a little translucency to the plastic but I am not sure if that is how it needs to be. I am not sure if I need a dark environment with no lights. I tried rendering a few times but nothing happened – I am shooting in the dark and I wondered if someone can share experience.


Thanks a lot,



I am using Solidworks 2011 and PhotoView 360 (don’t know if there is a version on the render engine).