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    Easy Sparks! anyone?

    I have seen all the sparks tutorials out there. They all kind of do not meet the mark of excellence. Not the tutorials themselves, but the final render stinks. Isn't there a preset or something that we can tweak? 3ds can do this easily-blah blah bah, XSI no problem, Maya consider it done. Lightwave-no go. Attach pertigon etc... I have attached an HV to a partgon emitter(I think this is what I did) and had some success, but it still looks kind of wonky. Good sparks, good sparks etc...

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    I feel your pain. I use particle illusion, and it fills the bill quite well. It is not LW native as it is 2d, but comps well.

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    Beyond Reality WizCraker's Avatar
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    I've never had any problems with sparks with partigon emitter, put a surface on them [gradient to add effect of hot to cold], set a glow on them, then turn on particle blur under camera properties. Render away.

    They look as good as the real stuff.

    "'s just an update for the patch to fix the nerf that nerfed the fix for the update of the patch that broke the fix that was fixed."

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    Not so newbie member lardbros's Avatar
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    Gotta say, i've had MUCH more luck using HV in lightwave than using any other sprite or volumetric system in any other software. I also find the particles are easier to edit and get something looking good.

    As WizCraker says, just add a bit of glow and even flying lumps of yellow turd will still look a bit like sparks.
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