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Old 27-04-2003, 04:27 AM   #1
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I need a good way to make smoke like that of an 18-wheeler belching from its exhaust pipes. I tried using the missle trail tut they got at Highend3D but it just doesnt look right. Any ideas?
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Old 27-04-2003, 06:00 AM   #2
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I got great thick dark smoke from using sprites and the smoke imagery in the maya "gifts" folder in the Maya program directory

Make sure to use raytraced lights for best results.
And because they are pre-rendered images, it renders REAL fast too!

Check the docs for how to set-up sprites, and also check the readme in the gifts/smoke folder

Good luck!
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also, I have a tutorial on great thick missle smoke in my second explosions video tutorial here on SM
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maybe it's just me but I can't find my gifts folder?? I'm using Maya Unlimited 6.0.1... did a search on my harddisk for "gifts" and it didīn't bring up anything...
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Sorry, I'm using Maya 5....

Not sure about where it would be for 6 or later, but if you look in the docs under SPRITES, it should tell you where these files are... hopefully
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hmm, strange.. Maya itself also mentions the Gifts folder. Ah well I guess I'll have to look through the mess in my Maya folder and see if I can find them somewhere. Thanks for the reply.
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