I wasn’t sure if this should go here or in the Artwork section, so I’m trying here first. I have tried to do one small project in Blender to get more understanding of using the software. Eh, I need a little help in getting it to work. I’ve attached the file (I think) for review.
What I want to do is make the inner edges of the text shine with a light that fades in and fades out. It would be like a line of light traces the edges of the text from one edge to the other. I was trying to accomplish that with a plane that passes by the text. Alas, it didn’t work.
I got the background I desired, and the text color is just about right. I was going for a gold color, and the one I got is somewhat acceptable.
I’m not sure if I need to use a glossy shader to allow for light reflection, or just work with the passing plane to provide the light. I saw one of Andrew Price’s tutorials and thought of trying to make the text have a reflective property, but that seemed like a lot of work that maybe I didn’t need to do.
forte.blend (424 KB)