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06 June 2007, 09:53 PM
hi all this may be a silly question but i am having problems with some point lights, i am rendering the scene in mental ray, i added optical fx to a couple of lights, but when i render i get a black spot where the light should be, i tried in ipr got the same effect, changed the render globals to software & the lights appear, so i know the system is working ok, is it posible to render optical fx in mental ray ??.

06 June 2007, 05:34 PM
optical effects are maya software only.

06 June 2007, 10:51 PM
I would suggest doing optical effects in post. Much more control and much more options with all the various plugins and stuff. Sapphire plugins has some really nice glow plugins for after effects and fusion.

06 June 2007, 09:57 AM
i decided to use objects with glows, & like you said i can add some more fx in post. thanks for replying.

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