View Full Version : How to create light rays?

03 March 2012, 01:41 AM
Hi all,

I was just playing with some lights on max and was wondering how to get the effect of light rays hitting the ground from the top.

I am planning on creating a stage with dancing lights where the path of the light could be clearly visible.

Thanks all

03 March 2012, 02:58 AM
In the scanline renderer you use a volumetric effect with your light, for Mental Ray you have to use the Parti Volume Shader.

03 March 2012, 11:58 PM
Thanks darthViper,

I am really sorry for the late post.

Could you please explain, how to get rays from a self illuminating object?

03 March 2012, 09:32 PM
You'll have to find a tutorial about that, I think that involves setting up a photon volume in your Mental Ray material.

03 March 2012, 01:00 PM
Oh ok,

Thanks darthViper.

I am researching on it more , but not been lucky until now.

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