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Old 25-10-2006, 08:07 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Anyone know of a tutorial that explains how to make a sun for my solar system scene. No surface details requred. I'd be happy with a bright light with some rays and lens flare...

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Old 25-10-2006, 09:26 PM   #2
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you could just cheep out on it, and USe photoshop's lense flair filter to insert Sol into th eimage post render..
Add A light in to light th eplanet, then add the lene flare in the right place afterwards

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Yeah, that would work OK for a still image - I should of mentioned that this will be a moving camera shot.

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Thanks anyway guys, but I found a site that explained how to use the optical FX node of a point light to create a nice looking sun.

http://caad.arch.ethz.ch/info/maya/m...3.html#1001477

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