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  • Thanks for the compliments. :)

    I guess you could use the sweep alone. The reason I set it up with the tracer was for a possible export to AE with particular and I was trying to make this animate as a light trail.

    It ended up looking like pulled sugar/taffy. :(

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    Guest cnote

    that looks great! where can i find the project file?

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    Check out CS tools they have a streak object that you can import. Its free and its all set up for you to customize and animate.

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    hi

    can someone send me the file too plz

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    Hey.

    I'm not exactly sure, since I haven't tried this myself yet, but you could think about using splines to animate the movement, lights as emitters for particular,

    and mulitpassing a vector motion map for ReelSmart Motion Blur. This would of course require you to have RSMB, but it's not terribly expensive and you can get away with noticeably shorter render times.

    Also, you can precomp a lot of rsmb layers to control the length/opacity over life.

    I forgot to mention, I meant only using particular to kind of fatten your shading, not as an effect in itself, since it sort of lacks the resolution. smile.gif

    Again, not sure if this helps, but anyway.

    Knuckles up,

    OJ

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    tbcinteractive

    Hi tbcinteractive, would it be possible to get hold of the file you used to create these light streaks? >>> http://www.c4dcafe.com/ipb/index.php?app=core&module=attach&section=attach&attach_rel_module=post&attach_id=74286

    We are having issues creating effective streaks > It seems you have found a great solution! looks class!

    Does anyone else know of a decent tutorial other than the ipod one that creates more fluid and organic light streaks?

    attached is what i have so far (a screen grab of a 3 second animation)>

    the main issue is a 3 second animation took 21 hours to render on a 3ghz 8 core machine... seems a little crazy

    Any help would be great!

    post-89702-097614800 1278067426_thumb.pn

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    Can anyone whose been reading this thread tell me where to download the files that TBC created?

    It would help me immensely sc018.gif

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    Guest MandyMota

    Project file and final render uploaded.

    A good thing to note is this should really only be used for stills. I haven't had much making it animate properly. If and of you find a way to make it less snake like while animating let me know. :)

    Granted this isn't 100% accurate to what I was originally trying to do, but the end result is still good IMO.

    Hi I am trying to create something like this and wondered if your project file is still available to download, liking your stuff

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    MandyMota

    I have developed something similar which I have attached. You might need to play around with it to get it to work just how you want but it is essentially the same as what tbinteractive has done (I think).

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