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Complex Lighting Modeling

  1. Jul 27, 2017 #1
    I've been tasked with designing light shades for my companies new building. The current goal is to 3D print them, and include the company logo/name on them. The lights are for design purposes only, and aren't being used to illuminate the room. The hard part is, I want the logo/name clearly projected onto the surfaces around it, but for the light shade to not show the logo/name directly (eg work out the shapes/angles to make the projection work). I don't know what this method is called, but I've seen it done before (not for lights but for art pieces).

    If anyone has any suggestions on how to do this, whether it be software, mathematical modelling examples, or a more relevant forum to post this in that'd be great thanks
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  3. Jul 28, 2017 #2


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    Can you 3D print little prisms that bend a light ray by a specified angle?
  4. Jul 28, 2017 #3


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    Perhaps have several lamps each with a hole that projects part of the logo.
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