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    LED light box, how to "light" an image

    Hi everyone,
    I'm trying to create and render a shop interior with a LED display light box banner. Normally I'm adding the graphic on the banner in Photoshop and create the banner box from bulb material. But I was wondering if there is a way to just place an image dirctly in Revit so it would be light up already in renders. I'm adding a photo of what I mean.
    I was trying to use images with decal option but they're either invisible becouse of too much light or they're not transparent and light is not visible from under them.
    Does anybody know how to make it work?

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    Hm.... I actually haven't tried it yet but I would imagine this old tutorial of mine would be a basis of starting (adding self illumination):

    Revit Tutorial - Stained Glass Windows | TheRevitKid.com! - Tutorials, Tips, Products, and Information on all things Revit / BIM

    Let me know how it turns out... Might be worth publishing on the blog!

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    Were you placing the decals on the light or illuminating the decal itself? There is 10 different luminescence options for decals, plus custom. I've used the tv screen one and it looked fine (in a day-lit room) for me not to have to mess with it.

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    Hi! Thank you both for answers and sorry for a long wait for a reply. I tried both options and I post here the results. Tried to use stained glass but I guess the light from my display element wasn't strong enough. Maybe if I played around with materials a little bit I could get better results. The tv screen option for decal looks quite nice, it's light and visible but it doesn't look exactly lighted up. I'll still be looking for something more acucrate, but this is definietly a good starting point. Thanks again!
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    As TheRevitKid said, Self-Illumination in the Material is how i like to do this. I use IMAGE for S-I, and i use the same image as the screen itself. Then i crank its Luminosity up to about 1500 or so. Here is what it looks like with the self illumination at 500, 1000, and 2000.. But- as i found out today- it doesnt work with Enscape. Not sure why.
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    Hey Twiceroadsfool,
    looks really cool, but I don't think I follow the workflow. Could you describe it more detailed?

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