Maya Training

Introduction to Hard Surface Modeling

Maya Training

Interiors and Furniture Vol 1 & 2 - Modeling & Cloth

Maya Training

Shading, Lighting and Rendering the Bedroom in MR

Maya Training

Robot volume one - Modeling with animation in mind

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware

Maya Training

Burt The Cartoon Dinosaur Vol 01 - Modeling

New Maya Training

Robot Volume 02 - Hybrid Rigging
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums
Loading

Welcome to Simply Maya

Please Sign in or Sign up for an account

Member Login

Lost your password?

Not a member yet? Sign Up!

Old 15-01-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
Reizion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Newbie Question - Energy beam

Hi, im new to Maya and its effects, im interested in making a energy beam/ball and learn how to animate it in a movie that im making... I was wondering if there was any tutorials that were created or a direction that i can be pointed in Thanks for reading - Reizion -
Reizion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2008, 04:50 AM   #2
Chirone
Subscriber
 
Chirone's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NZ
Posts: 3,124
Thanks: 11
Thanked 147 Times in 143 Posts
Default

energy beam like this?
Attached Thumbnails
 
Chirone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2008, 01:13 PM   #3
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default Re: Newbie Question - Energy beam

Originally posted by Reizion
Hi, im new to Maya and its effects...I was wondering if there was any tutorials that were created or a direction that i can be pointed in
Hey there Reizion.

Did you have a specific effect or look in mind?
Or maybe anything more to add to your description so we may be able to better help you?

I would hate to just guess and turn you down the wrong path

We could do things very easily and simply key a PaintFX stroke, or go full-on with a more difficult actual dynamics situation.

Take your time and let us know

Welcome aboard!
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 16-01-2008, 01:23 PM   #4
elephantinc
Level 32 pachyderm
 
elephantinc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 1,859
Thanks: 12
Thanked 43 Times in 37 Posts
Default

BTW im also interseted in this
im not sure about the best way but if you just sort of want a laser shot like in star wars just animate a cylinder and assign a glowing meterail to it
elephantinc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2008, 04:02 AM   #5
Reizion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Hi, thanks for the welcome, i was hoping to do a DragonballZ style effect beam like the kamehameha wave attack and able to animate it as well, thanks for all the replies - Reizion -
Reizion is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2008, 08:50 AM   #6
ragecgi
Super Moderator
 
ragecgi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Minnesota, USA
Posts: 3,709
Thanks: 0
Thanked 13 Times in 12 Posts
Default

hehe... sorry.
Im cool, but apparently my age is showing, as I do not know what you mean by that.
I gotta watch more Z, hehe....

Do you have maybe a link to a clip of the effect in action? Yutube, etc, whatever.
..or even a still image or two so I/we can use that as a reference?

I ask because it sounds like you have a specific look in mind, and I would hate to tell you do use a technique that may not help you in the end

Sweet Thanks!
__________________
Israel "Izzy" Long
Motion and Title Design for Broadcast-Film-DS
izzylong.com
ragecgi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-01-2008, 09:08 AM   #7
Reizion
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 3
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks for the help, i found a suitable look for my energy wave on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdqHKRYk1E

The beam effect i want is at 2mins20seonds part with the blue energy wave, thanks again.

- Reizion -
Reizion is offline   Reply With Quote

A little bit about who we are
Links you might find useful
Catch up with SimplyMaya
SimplyMaya specialises in Maya tutorials. We offer over 1,000 individual Maya training videos, ranging from basic Maya tutorials through to intermediate Maya tutorials. Our tutorials are created by instructors with industry experience and are designed to get you up and running in Maya quickly without making it seem like hard work.

Copyright © 1999-2015 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.