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I'm trying to make an image texture that glows in Blender. An example might be a television or a smart phone. How can I accomplish this? Any help is greatly appreciated.

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I haven't rendered the image, but this seems to do the effect that I wanted:

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Add a plane, unwrap it and give it an image texture. Set the nodes as pictured below (connect the Image Texture node to Emission node). Set up the emitter's strenght.

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If you want to increase the glowing effect you may do this in Compositor. Just add a Glare node and experiment with its settings.

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  • $\begingroup$ I'm brand new to this forum, but I edited my post with a screenshot of the nodes (which looks a lot like your first image), but the edits aren't visible yet because it hasn't been peer reviewed. Thank you and thank you Ross, couldn't have done it without your help! $\endgroup$ – Chris May 21 '15 at 20:46
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Set your image texture, and set your material type to "emission".

edit if you're using cycles:

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    $\begingroup$ Can you add more details of the settings with a screenshot? $\endgroup$ – Denis May 21 '15 at 20:02
  • $\begingroup$ OP is unclear which render engine is being used. $\endgroup$ – Ross M. May 21 '15 at 20:12
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    $\begingroup$ @RossM. You can do screengrabs on blender pressing Ctrl+F3 $\endgroup$ – user1853 May 21 '15 at 20:45
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    $\begingroup$ ... did ... you take a picture... of your screen? $\endgroup$ – 10 Replies Nov 28 '16 at 21:34

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