To spire:Tnx again man! your words ever help me and jimmydog to close this work better we can.
to fifty3dragons:GREAT TNX TO YOU!
MMh…well…the motion blur fx or dof is a camera effect rendered directly in max.I got three type of motion blur in max and i use both of them combined in different ways depending by the scene. About engines fx,it is not particles in this case.The engines are rendered by a multilayered glow effects.Again is a set of filters that are into max core.
anyway…i use different techniques to achieve the effect i need.Sometime i draw frame by frame effects in paint programs,to make an animation with it in a second time,than i put everything in max as a animated map.