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Old 16-02-2006, 02:31 PM   #1
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Question Light Flicker

Hi, Can anyone suggest ways of creating a flickering light effect? Im trying to create a small camping light but i guess an effect of a candle flicker would work. How would i go about this?

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this one is really tricky to get through maya's UI. I suggest asking this to someone who can work a bit of MEL magic, I dont know MEL so I can't really help.

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you should write an expression to control the intensity of the light. Setting it to a random number every few frames should do the job.


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oh right good idea thanks!

So something like... LightShape1.intensity = rand(0.5,1.5); ??

what kind of light do you think would be best? i was thinking a point light, but it seems to create quite a harsh light and the ambient light lights up a bit too much of the area....

I would be greatful for any sugestions!

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you should never really use ambient lights for lighting as they flatten out the scene by not casting shadows etc and thus applying even light everywhere (they suck ) put decay on your point light and it wont be so harsh. remember to compensate for the decay in the intensity value by pushing it up e.g. 5.


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awesome thanks, just rendered out a short clip and works a treat!

thanks for your quick responses!

I know where to come for all my other niggling problems!

thanks for your help

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