Maya Training

Creating characters In Maya and Zbrush

Maya Training

Creating character renders in Maya 2017 and Arnold

Maya Training

Spach-Alspaugh House the complete courseware
You are here > Home > SimplyMaya Community Forums

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 11-03-2007, 06:56 AM   #1
Registered User
digidan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Dortmund, Germany
Posts: 13
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default rotating lightrays

I`m quite new to maya and my question is as follows:I´m working on a logo.
I want to make a rotating sphere with lightrays attached. around the sphere there should be two arrows rotating . I made the sphere and several spotlights. i added fog to the spotlights to make their lightrays visible. my problem now is: when the arrows(which shall rotate around the whole thing) pass the "lightrays", these shine through them. what i want is, that the light at this point goes only "to" these arrows, but doesn't shine through. does anyone have an idea how i can do this? help appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails
digidan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 09:44 AM   #2
happymat27's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,257
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts

Try making the lights cast shadows, You have a choice of Depthmap or Raytrace shadows with spotlights. Depending on your system it may be worth mentioning that depthmap shadows are much quicker to render.

Hope it works,

happymat27 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 © 1999-2017 SimplyMaya - vBulletin® Copyright © 2000-2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.