View Full Version : How to get sunbeam effect?

05 May 2009, 02:10 PM
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:

This is a photoshop mock up of what i'd like to achieve:

05 May 2009, 09:03 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.

05 May 2009, 06:58 AM
or u can use tinderbox plugin for aftereffects and add it in post

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