View Full Version : Rendering glow in Maya Hardware and/or viewport

04 April 2009, 10:02 PM
I'm trying to render a glow effect via Maya hardware, but it does not show up. Glow only works in Mental Ray and Software, but I am only using Hardware. I'm wondering if it is possible to render glow for something like candlelight. The candle has its own diffuse and spec map, along with a glow map for the flame. I read somewhere that I need a CGFX shader, and I am aware that glow is a post-process. However, is there any way to do it? And if a CGFX shader is the way to go, how would I go about setting it up and/or finding one? Any help would be apreciated!

05 May 2009, 06:02 AM
You could try writing an ASHLI shader for it.

You can see a "getting started" video on Digital Tutors, here:

Another option would to actually use a graphics engine inside of Maya... Take a
look at Pico here:

Good luck!

05 May 2009, 08:25 AM
In Maya 2009 you can take advantage of its build in render passes. Create a pass for glow and override it with an sw or mr render then blend them together. Haven't tried that but might work. Good luck! :)

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