Very simple approach
Hi there Scraggy.
I know you have posted it long ago, and I imagine you have already figured out some way to do this candle.
I only wanted to show an idea i had long ago too when I was dealing with Maya for the first months and I wanted to model a flame of a candle. I didn't know nothing about dynamics effects or particles, so I did what came to my mind at that time.
For the flame, I used 3 polygon spheres with lambert materials each one setted with different colours: Blue, orange and yellow. The yellow one was streched (its geometry) to look like the shape of a candle flame. Then I applied a glow effect with hidden source on every material and positioned the spheres in an appropriate manner.
I think it was very simple, since it was not convincing as a real flame, and since it wasn't animated with dynamics. But I think just looked nice.
Well, hope this simple idea can be useful someway...
Last edited by said : 07-07-2004 at 04:06 AM.