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Old 12-04-2012, 12:48 AM   #1
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How to create light trails?

I am working on a project which requires me to create light trails like the ones in this video:

My problem is that the two ways I know of which can do this (animating a loft and creating a NURBS surface) don't give the desired effect. The ribbon being emitted needs to curve slightly upward from the bike before going straight. Is there a way I can acheive this in 3DS Max or Maya?
Old 12-04-2012, 08:40 AM   #2
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The only way I can think of for this effect, which I've tried myself, is to either have a model itself that generates the desired trail, or have the trail itself grow for the desired distance then stop. Other than that, I have no ideas.
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