Cannot find the "surface: emission" tab in 2.78

I tried to add a emission component to my light bulb, but my layout of the materials tab is different then the one in the lecture. I found out the vertical tabs in the lecture (04:07) seem to be the tabs in horizontal boxes in my view. But I still cannot find the “surface” component under “surface”. Can someone help? Thank you.

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You are on the “Blender render”.
What is shown in the lecture is done in “Cycles Render” mode.

Switch to Cycles and then try creating the sphere, once you’ll add a new material you’ll see a different menu entirely.

( or if you don’t want to recreate the object, in this case its easy but just for reference, switch to cycles and your already created material will switch to this:


click the “Use nodes” and you will get the same menu as in the lecture:

)

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Thanks a lot! I would never thought of that :slight_smile: it all works now. Thank you for the clear explanation as well.

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Yes, Thank you. I had the same problem.

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I had the same problem when we had our lectures on blender Render I was on cycles Render and I could not understand why my tool bars were completely different.

Thank god for this forum…Had the same problem

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