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Old 15-01-2008, 01:42 PM   #1
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Hi, im new to Maya and its effects, im interested in making a energy beam/ball and learn how to animate it in a movie that im making... I was wondering if there was any tutorials that were created or a direction that i can be pointed in Thanks for reading - Reizion -
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Old 16-01-2008, 03:50 AM   #2
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energy beam like this?
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Old 16-01-2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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Hi, im new to Maya and its effects...I was wondering if there was any tutorials that were created or a direction that i can be pointed in
Hey there Reizion.

Did you have a specific effect or look in mind?
Or maybe anything more to add to your description so we may be able to better help you?

I would hate to just guess and turn you down the wrong path

We could do things very easily and simply key a PaintFX stroke, or go full-on with a more difficult actual dynamics situation.

Take your time and let us know

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BTW im also interseted in this
im not sure about the best way but if you just sort of want a laser shot like in star wars just animate a cylinder and assign a glowing meterail to it
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Hi, thanks for the welcome, i was hoping to do a DragonballZ style effect beam like the kamehameha wave attack and able to animate it as well, thanks for all the replies - Reizion -
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hehe... sorry.
Im cool, but apparently my age is showing, as I do not know what you mean by that.
I gotta watch more Z, hehe....

Do you have maybe a link to a clip of the effect in action? Yutube, etc, whatever.
..or even a still image or two so I/we can use that as a reference?

I ask because it sounds like you have a specific look in mind, and I would hate to tell you do use a technique that may not help you in the end

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Old 17-01-2008, 08:08 AM   #7
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Thanks for the help, i found a suitable look for my energy wave on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRdqHKRYk1E

The beam effect i want is at 2mins20seonds part with the blue energy wave, thanks again.

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