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nomorestars
05-03-2009, 03:10 PM
Hi,
Im somewhat stuck at the moment in trying to get a nice sunlight ray effect coming through my window. I've been reading that the best way would probably be to use a spotlight with fog on and a few dust particles thrown in, however i'm finding it difficult. Any tips on how to get a nice realistic look?


This is what my scene looks like right now:
http://imgur.com/2U132.jpg


This is a photoshop mock up of what i'd like to achieve:
http://imgur.com/2U01g.jpg

InfernalDarkness
05-03-2009, 10:03 PM
Light fog if you're rendering with Maya, but if you're using mental ray I suggest parti_volume. Search parti_volume here and you should find plenty of material.

Omarios
05-05-2009, 07:58 AM
or u can use tinderbox plugin for aftereffects and add it in post

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