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I'm trying to make a wire frame around a box have RGB colors emitting from it, well they don't have to emit, just 'glow' with the colors Red Green and Blue, RGB. it's for a small project, I wan't a RGB lighting strip kind of like they show on Strix boxes for graphics cards. I'm doing all this in the Cycles engine

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    $\begingroup$ Please add reference images. $\endgroup$
    – cgslav
    Nov 10, 2017 at 7:19

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If I understand correctly: You are trying to do something like this

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  1. Create cube (or leave default cube when starting Blender)
  2. Duplicate it (Shift + D)
  3. Scale it up a little bigger
  4. Subdivide the cube for more wire frame lines
  5. Under modifier tab choose wireframe
  6. For the wireframe materials copy the below set up.

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  1. After rendering the image go to your compositor and add a glare node like below. I normally do compositing in Photoshop and After Effects so I am not to good with Blender Compositor but this should be you semi close.

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  1. You can also add a streak node to make it look more like Strix

EDIT: IF you want to animate it

There are a few ways to do this, I am not sure exactly what you are trying to do but you can add a mapping node and animate the position by hitting "i" for the keyframes.

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  • $\begingroup$ this worked great! thanks, but now I'm wondering how to make this animated, so the lights go across it. $\endgroup$ Nov 10, 2017 at 18:17
  • $\begingroup$ Well there are a few ways to do this, I edited the answer to include a very simple way. If you want to get more complex I would watch this youtube.com/watch?v=K2WTH016rfk $\endgroup$
    – icYou520
    Nov 10, 2017 at 19:00
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    $\begingroup$ Thank you so much my dude, ill be sure to post the end result $\endgroup$ Nov 10, 2017 at 19:03

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