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24-11-2002, 03:10 AM   #1
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Hi all,
just wondering if someone could shed some light on creating
an underwater type atmosphere. i'm trying to get a realistic underwater feel for a scene i'm doing, i've tried using environmental fog but i cant get the look quite right. what i want to know is how to make scene look darker the further away from the camera view so that you get a better sense of depth.

cheers scraggs.
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24-11-2002, 10:09 AM   #2
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Use light(s) with a decay rate set to linear, quadratic or cubic. You might need to crank up the intensity as well...
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24-11-2002, 10:17 AM   #3
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yep.. do as kbrown said.. should give you the feel you want.

welcome to SM scraggs.. :p
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25-11-2002, 07:55 AM   #4
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thanks alot, i knew it would be a simple process you've just gotta
ask the right people.
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01-12-2002, 04:50 AM   #5
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With Maya 4.5 there is a preset underwater scene with great effects and lighting. But I dont think you have 4.5 because I would think you would be asking then.:p


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