with reference to my previous post (Equivalent color settings in Blender with Autodesk Navisworks), I am changing the render engine from Blender Render to Cycles Render.

I could not find the settings for Emissive color in Cycles Render.

I managed to find Emissive color in Blender Render:

Emissive Color in Blender Render

I have searched for Emissive color in Cycles Render Manual, but to no avail.

Where can I set the Emissive Color in Cycles Render?

Thank you.


1 Answer 1


In Cycles Render you find the emissive material by a) > Properties Editor > Material > Surface > Use Nodes > Surface Emission or more easily: b) within the Node Editor by > Shift+A > Shader > Emission. Connect this to the Surface input of the Material Output node.

Or give this Add-On a try: https://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Extensions:2.6/Py/Scripts/Material/Blender_Cycles_Materials_Converter

  • $\begingroup$ Hi @HTT, in method (a), I could not find "Surface Emission" in "Use Nodes" Menu. My Blender version is 2.77a. The closest match is "Emission". It shows my color for "Diffuse BSDF" before I begin method (a). $\endgroup$
    – hunterex
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 10:49
  • $\begingroup$ That's the normal way. The first material to show up when you select "use nodes" is the "Surface: (Text on the left) Diffusive BDSF (Box with a dot on the right)". Click on the right one and from the pop up window choose the "Emission". Set your desired color and the strength you need. Strength means a kind of multiplier to rise the impact of the color without the need to change the initial color values. $\endgroup$
    – HTT
    Commented May 17, 2016 at 15:28

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