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skywalker113
12-05-2007, 11:24 PM
Hey, does anyone know of a way to create lasers?

And also, I have been making lasers fire by making them really small so you couldnt see them, then when it gets to the point where I want it to shoot they suddlently get to full size in one frame, so its like they just apear. But is there a better way to do that?

loki74
12-06-2007, 12:14 AM
I'd use two point polys or two point poly-chains, render them as pure white in their own pass, and soften/color/tweak them in post. Since its in its own pass, you could also time it as you like in post.

Of course, the downside to that is there isn't an easy way to account for lighting changes in post.

Steamthrower
12-06-2007, 08:00 AM
Hey, does anyone know of a way to create lasers?

And also, I have been making lasers fire by making them really small so you couldnt see them, then when it gets to the point where I want it to shoot they suddlently get to full size in one frame, so its like they just apear. But is there a better way to do that?

http://www.wwujd.com/makealaser.htm

It's really the definitive tutorial.

Stooch
12-06-2007, 10:22 PM
http://www.wwujd.com/makealaser.htm

It's really the definitive tutorial.

Hmm. Cant seem to get it to work. I think my moped starter motor is from 1995