SimplyMaya Forums

Welcome to the forum, feel free to ask questions here.

Home / forum / Lounges / Maya Basics & Newbie Lounge / rotating lightrays
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

New Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-03-2007, 05:56 AM   #1
digidan
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

hello
I`m quite new to maya and my question is as follows:Im 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
Click image for larger version

Name:	bild.jpg
Views:	26
Size:	9.9 KB
ID:	33372  
__________________
dp
digidan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2007, 08:44 AM   #2
happymat27
Subscriber
 
happymat27's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 1,257
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

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,

Mat.
happymat27 is offline   Reply With Quote
New Thread

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

1 Month

$34

Month-to-month billing
$34/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
 
 

3 months

$87

Billing every 3 months
$29/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $5 per month or $15 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

12 months

$288

Billing every 12 months
$24/month
Unlimited access to all videos
Project files to download
Easy to cancel at anytime
Save $10 per month or $120 in total compared to monthly billing with this package.

Your plan will automatically renew. You can cancel at any time via your PayPal account to avoid being charged again.

You can view the FAQ on our video plans here. You can contact us directly here. By clicking one of the buttons above, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.