View Full Version : How can I create a moving glow?

02-28-2006, 08:57 AM
Is there an easy way to have a bright glow move along a set path. Basically I want to try and create an effect like you get in Halo or other sci fi type games movies where you have illuminated areas but have a brighter spot that travels along them. A bit like the cylons in Battlestar Galatica, but more subtle not just a bright light.

Pete B

02-28-2006, 09:18 AM
Create a Pointlight and enable Lensflare.

02-28-2006, 11:02 AM
Here is something that is kind of a quick easy method. May or may not work for what you want. I took the Galactica idea and did this real quick.

It is just a glow setup with moving layer of an object. You can change the sizes, glow, or animation. I have attached files, hopefully they are here somewhere.


02-28-2006, 03:18 PM
CHeers guys. the lens flare isn't really the effect I'm looking for. I'll take a look at the scene now.

Thanks for your help.

Pete B

02-28-2006, 03:53 PM
You can also put a point light, with falloff, behind geometry with translucency turned on - that gives you a nice glow that's not a post effect, so it's much easier to control.

03-01-2006, 06:48 AM
Ohhh I like that idea.

pete B

03-02-2006, 12:10 AM
I'd just figgered it out myself :D