View Full Version : volumatric lights refelctions

01-23-2005, 04:55 PM

I want to create lazers. reflected by mirrors..

I made the lazer out of a volumatric spotlight...rotated it VERRY fast..turnd on motion blur and antianilasing...

turnt on raytraced shadows and reflections..but no results//

Is it possible to reflect volumetric lightning?
and if not...does anyone has an alternatove?

just a render for fun..to show waht it looks like now.

01-25-2005, 07:31 AM
They should reflect simply using raytraced reflections.

Take a look here for a very simple scene:

01-25-2005, 08:57 AM
Try making lasers out of object (save some rendering time) use tapered box or disc, give 100% (or higher) Luminosity and add some Procedural texture on transparency channel for realism if you wish to.

01-26-2005, 01:57 PM
thanks for reply-ing..
They don't reflect using raytraced-reflections..and making them out of objects..would eem...decreas the fuctionallity alot. I'm hoping to animate them. I allready animated them.. so...I'll just have to accept it.

unless someone got an idea...to make lazers bounce,,,,Pleas..?

01-27-2005, 02:40 AM
They don't reflect using raytraced-reflections..Very strange (never had problems reflecting Volumetrics lights)... but looking better at your image it seems they're already reflecting.

Try with a simpler scene version and test again... or send me a copy of your scene ad I'll test it as soon as posible. ;)

01-28-2005, 03:53 PM
the volumatric light beem...shout bounche...hit a mirror...and chanche direction...
what you see is the reflection OF the lazer.. not a refelected lazer.

i can;t believe I acctually found a problem that can't seem to solved. unless cheated.

again....is there no-one...