View Full Version : Lighting in Vray/MAX7

03 March 2006, 06:07 PM
Hi, I am trying to achieve this effect with Max7/VRay where the light seems to spill in round the edges of a window. Can someone please point me towards which part of the software i should be looking at?

Any guidance here would be much appreciated...

as seen in this image: (

Thanks very much


03 March 2006, 07:22 PM
Its called Glow & its a post effect.

03 March 2006, 03:16 PM
Well there's really 2 ways (besides the post-effects) that you can achieve this effect with VRay. One way is to use a strong VRay light (VRay light shadows look remarkable and very realistic in my opinion) and place it wherever needed. Unfortunately I forgot the other method but I will let you know once I find out (it has something to do with maps in the material editor). I Personally wouldn't advise that you use the post-glow effect because the results don't look great in my opinion...but try to experiment if you want :D

03 March 2006, 08:12 PM
"other method" .. you mean using 3d fog attached to a light?
Cause thats pretty much it. Post glow and an intense light source *which is whats in the image posted* or volumefog.

04 April 2006, 10:25 AM
Thanks all, I'll try these.

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