Quick render of a theater project I'm working on. The lighting for these is always extremely tricky, because in reality the light will never be designed to be turned bright enough to see the upper walls or ceiling.
"If they're behind a diffuser-- yep-- modeling the diffuser as a light source will get you most of the way there. The type of lighting that a lot of folks are using, though, is these exposed 3M lighting strips. They resemble…"
"It works pretty well for this-- where the surfaces are diffuse. Peter's got a more reflective surface which probably would show reflections of the individual light sources in the roll. It's an interesting problem (and an actual…"