In an ideal world yes it would, but Blender/Cycles cant update a texture in realtime. You need to save and reload the texture every time you make a change to see the effect in the render. Using VertxColour you can see the effects in realtime and paint while Cycles is rendering.
i think that Holyenigma74’s idea is a good one, is there anyone who will build a button into the add menu (as an addon of course) that creates a simple plane with the shapekey already added, and already has a curve and modifier built onto it? this would make this tut really useful, and very relevant. Also newer users would have an easier time, because i didnt learn about shapekeys til almost a year of blendering ;D
i think the post about adding a windmill would be relevant to that as well. But how to implement the curve modifier and the shape key.
Is it possible to just use a UV sphere with the normals turned inside with the same emission setup?
cool ! thanks MCHammond
i noticed that there was a little “stretching” of the lightmap texture behind the monkey,
i rotated the sphere from the top view a few degrees, then from the side view a few degress…
that makes the light color behind the monkey one color no hardlines…
ohh… and is there a way to exclude the sphere background from the rendered image?,
i know with regular blender internal you just set it to RGBA if you have nothing in the background and you can have transparent background…
umm with setup can we use the light from the sphere but also exclude it from the rendered image?
something that would also be nice is if someone could come up with a sphere with no pinching like we are getting,
but also have a nice square painting surface…
Maybe if we painted on a env style map(angmap) that would help?
Neat demo, it looks a lot like the light painting shown off in the initial video for the bleeding-edge rendering app. Clarisse by Isotropix. So it almost looks as if you can roughly emulate the same style of light painting from a high end app. that’s not even released yet.
It would be neat to try, either in an artistic sense or as a lighting shortcut.
Light painting is just what I called the technique, its not an additonal feature. I am using the vinila Cycles and just painting a vertexcolour and setting that up to emit light. Its just done in a way to emulate a feature that other programs have.
But yes when Cycles comes out you can do the light painting then.