Hi. Im doing a model of a laptop (http://blenderartists.org/forum/showthread.php?t=84524). I was wondering how I could make the little green diodes (the little “lamps” which lights if caps lock or num lock etc is on) to look realistic. I have tryed to set the emit of the diode-mesh to full, but it dosn’t look at all like there is coming light from the mesh. I have also tryed to put lamps (sun, spot, area, hemi, lamp) just behind the mesh, and give the mesh a low alpha-value, but all that it does is making the hole laptop lighter.
Please, someone help me. I have tryed to search on google and read a lot of lightning tutorials, but I cant find out how to make a lamp/diode-looking mesh?