View Full Version : How do icreate Dyson style light streaks ??

andy gee
10-18-2005, 08:29 AM
Hi everybody

I have a scene were i have a ball flying about but i want to have light trails

following after it like in the ball dyson hover advert. Does anybody know how

this was done ?

If Any body can help then that would be great Cheers

Andy Gee

10-18-2005, 10:55 AM
Not sure if this will help but the November issue of 3DWorld (#70) has a tutorial on creating this effect in Maya. Maybe it could be adapted. This version requires MEL scripting though so, then again, maybe not.

10-18-2005, 11:23 AM
I'm unfamiliar with what it looks like, but I'll take a guess that it's a little like the lightstreaks from Akira?

In that case you can use Inertia (I believe that was it) with a box that has a lot of segments in the z direction and a gradient weightmap.