SioPio walks through how to get the semi-transparent look that one would see in a lamp shade, with Cinema 4D’s Backlight shader. He shows us how we can transmit light through any object using this technique!
For a lampshade, you can use the backlight shader in C4D to make it shine like gold. This technique is made up of both practical effects and cheats that will get light through any object.
The creation process for this particular task involves two different approaches: one based on real world physics; another relying heavily upon objects being transparent enough so as not darkened by direct contact with other surfaces nearby.