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Offline DJMoose

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Painting Object Source Lighting (OSL)
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:28:55 PM »
Hey gang.  Object Source Lighting, aka giving the impression that somewhere on the model itself is giving off its own light; a relatively popular painting technique that I have been seeing more and more of. 

An easy example of this is the glow from a plasma weapon:

I have seen this done for eye lenses on Marine helmets and other possibly glowy items.  What experiences have you guys had with this?  As cool as an idea as it is, I sometimes feel like it just looks like bad painting with random paint in nearby areas to the glow source.  Now I am by no means saying the shading on the above picture is not excellent, but that's just me.  If one decided to do OSL, ideally that means you should do it for EVERY light source in your army to be consistent.

Personally I like having a good highlight on things that should be glowing, but I dislike the idea of having the glow spill over into other areas.  I feel it messes with the overall uniformity of your army's color scheme.

What do you all think?

Offline hawkhaven667

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Re: Painting Object Source Lighting (OSL)
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 04:36:06 PM »
this guy does good OSL painting maybe it will help you out