I'm a fairly new Maya user. I've read most of the online documentation for Maya PLE and I haven't been able to figure out how to make objects cast light on other objects in the scene.
I would like to make a fire in a fireplace and have the light dancing off the walls in the room. Is there a way to do this in Maya?
Or maybe something simpler like shooting a glowing ball down a dark hallway and lighting the hallway as the ball moves through it? I made a simple animation something like this, but no light emits from the ball, which happens to be on fire.
This little animation shows a ball of fire that is glowing like crazy, but it doesn't light up any objects around it.