Cycles Glow Material

  • May 13, 2013
  • Blender 2.6x
  • Render: Cycles
  • Creator: The Timer
  • License: CC-0
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A material for cycles that looks like it glows.

Please Note: This material does NOT, glow as i do not think that is posible in cycles.

If any body can make a cycles material that really glows please tell me (PM me on BA)


  • ThomasHuxleyFan profile picture

    We can use the compositor to add the glow effect to the rendered picture

    Edited May 14, 2013
  • rknop profile picture

    Does this Cycles glow material use the compositor, or is it a property of the object? As ThomasHuxleyFan says, that's how I've done this kind of thing in the past. There are some drawbacks to doing it in the compositor, though.

    Written May 14, 2013
  • The Timer profile picture
    The Timer

    No it does not use the compositor, it uses the layer weight node (in the material) to make the edges look like they glow.

    Written May 14, 2013
  • ThomasHuxleyFan profile picture

    Well, now THIS can be a lot handfull!!! It´s good when you are creating a solar system scene. So we could make the star "glow" by using this material, and prevent the planets to glow as strong as the star, what I don't know if can be done in the compositor. Since I love make "space scenes", and I always faced this trouble, this really will be usefull. Great job ;)

    Edited May 14, 2013
  • oldtimer profile picture

    Me parece utilísimo. Lo voy a probar. Gracias.

    I looks really useful. I'm going take a look at it. Thank you.

    Edited May 14, 2013
  • formfollowsfunction profile picture

    This is fantastic. Great node-setup. Thanks for sharing this!

    Written May 17, 2013
  • yerkia profile picture

    que bien

    Written June 18, 2013