I am trying to create an effect that mimics fiber optic cable strands on particle hair. I am very unfamiliar with particle systems in Blender and was wondering if it would be possible to create an effect of illuminated fiber optics using hair, similar to the image in this wiki:
I am using EEVEE engine for rendering and was wondering if there would be a way to create a shader that emits light along the length of each strand where the tip of the strand emits the majority of light?
Also would it be possible to randomly adjust the intensity (or color) for individual particles so they appear to glimmer with data?
Thanks for any advice!