How to make "realistic" laser?

(Ecks) #1

OK I know how to make good laser in still but in animation my laser doesn’t look good…If someone know how to make laser like the one in the mechwarrior game please tell me how!!!
Thank you! :slight_smile:

(hannibar) #2

I’d try the glow plugin maybe. I haven’t tried that plugin yet, so I don’t know what results you can get, but the plugin seems logical to me to make a laserbeam.

(Ecks) #3

Where can I find it?

(kos) #4

make the laser with particles…give the particles long enough life that they do not disappear soon.

(VelikM) #5

The beam in this picture was made with a single vertex as a particle emitter and the material set to Halo, the beam size and colors were controlled with IPO’s. I wasn’t making a laser but it wouldn’t be hard to tweak it to work.
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