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03-10-2006, 11:33 PM
How can I make a metal surface to get shining glow effect. Is there a tutorial on the web? Thank you.

03-10-2006, 11:41 PM
oh..BTW....im using fprime as a render

03-11-2006, 10:05 AM
FPrime doesnŽt support the glow/corona effects.

IŽd make the "glowing" in post production.

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03-11-2006, 02:31 PM
I think you might mean specularity? Under the surfaces option. You have to have a light on the opposite side to your camera (ish)

03-11-2006, 03:04 PM
Or perhaps he's referring to the starburst patterns made ever so popular on the original Battlestar Galactica's cyclons...

Either way, as stated, fprime will not render such scene elements.

03-11-2006, 04:36 PM
..damn, do you suggest any particluar render or just a straight LW render. Im using fprime cause its super fast. It will take like hours to render what I made in normal LW render

03-13-2006, 12:32 PM
Render JUST the effect in LW without raytraced reflections etc and composite the FPrime/LW renders together.

This method gives you additional control over the effect too.

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