Beer glass scene creation
This course contains a little bit of everything with modeling, UVing, texturing and dynamics in Maya, as well as compositing multilayered EXR's in Photoshop.
# 1 03-06-2008 , 08:04 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 10

Some cities for a planet?

I want to make a planet that has some city lights on the dark side of the planet, but I don't know how to make them to be visible in the dark and invisible in the light.

Does anyone knows how I can do that?user added image

# 2 03-06-2008 , 10:00 PM
clebo99's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 75
Hmmm....that sounds pretty cool......I'm a total noob and would love to hear the answer to this........I was going to try and do a moon base, which would be similiar.

# 3 03-06-2008 , 11:23 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 229
Also new to Maya, not new to max though. In Max's material editor there was a self-illumination set. I created a high-res map for the planet with colored specks and lines, etc, and mapped that onto the sphere as self-illumination map. I'm sure Maya has a similar ability.


--
Peter Srinivasan
Producer
# 4 03-06-2008 , 11:35 PM
elephantinc's Avatar
Level 32 pachyderm
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 1,859
3d world did a q &a on making a planet and it included this

ill try to did out for you (or if u have it i think its issue 101)

# 5 04-06-2008 , 01:37 AM
clebo99's Avatar
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Baltimore
Posts: 75
Is 3D world a magazine or a website forum or both?

# 6 04-06-2008 , 04:42 AM
elephantinc's Avatar
Level 32 pachyderm
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 1,859
both but the forum is dead
you may be able to find thw Q & A on there site cos it was the lead

# 7 04-06-2008 , 03:37 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 10
I can't find there site...

# 8 04-06-2008 , 06:27 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 10

# 9 06-06-2008 , 09:54 PM
elephantinc's Avatar
Level 32 pachyderm
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: England
Posts: 1,859
there site is 3dworldmag.com

user added image

# 10 07-06-2008 , 12:28 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 10
I find the issue, but I need to buy it...

Any ideas on how I can make those lights?

I have found 2 topics about this on a forum, but I don't understand.

# 11 09-06-2008 , 01:11 AM
alexanderH's Avatar
Subscriber
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 450
I'd think the easy way to do it would be to either animate the lights going from on (intensity value higher than zero ("0")) to off (intensity value of zero).

If you are going to do still images you can composite it in with a similar method or use your favorite image editing app.


Peace, love and Anarchy~~~~~~~
______________________________
Wip:
iMac
Full House Project
Arch Viz Reel

My Website is Finally Back up!

“Welcome to the Internet. Where the men are men, the women are men, and the children are FBI agents.”
# 12 07-07-2008 , 04:09 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 10
I don't really know... I think that I will not use lights on the planet.

Thanks for all the help! user added image

Posting Rules Forum Rules
You may not post new threads | You may not post replies | You may not post attachments | You may not edit your posts | BB code is On | Smilies are On | [IMG] code is On | HTML code is Off

Similar Threads