Self-illuminated materials can be used to simulate a variety of objects, from LED mobile displays to futuristic Tron suits. In this recipe, we will learn how to configure this kind of material and its texture maps.
As we will create an LCD display in this example, please make sure you have a font in that style installed on your computer. If not, you can find several free LCD fonts on specialized websites, such as www.dafont.com.
To create a self-illuminated material, follow these steps:
The easiest way to do that is to access the Project view, click the Create drop-down menu and choose Material.