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Old 28-01-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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Default Creating light streaking effect in maya?

Hi,

I'm trying to create a light streaking effect like this:

http://www.popgadget.net/images/adidas_polar.jpg

But instead of the light coming from the movement of a body I want the streaks to be self contained and able to fly around a building, down corridors etc and eventually form up to create a kind of spherical logo made from these different colored light streaks. Does anyone have any hints or tips on how I might go about creating this kind of thing?

Any help appreciated!

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particles moving along a curve

i would help you more, but right now i can't quite remember how you get particles to emit and follow a curve, and i dont have Maya where i am at the moment

change the shader of the particles too, so they have that sort of glow you're after
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Unfortunately I dont have after effects, so would like a way to produce this effect within maya.
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Originally posted by Chirone
particles moving along a curve

i would help you more, but right now i can't quite remember how you get particles to emit and follow a curve, and i dont have Maya where i am at the moment

change the shader of the particles too, so they have that sort of glow you're after
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Thanks for the suggestions, I found a tutorial in an old issue of 3D World that uses some custom scripting and glowing animated extrudes, looks very cool.
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Hey what issue of 3D world did you find that in?
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Hey, it was in issue 70 of 3dworld
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Nice! Thanks!
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