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How to create an engine glow effect for spaceships in cycles? [duplicate]

I want to create some kind of lighting effect for the engines but I quite new to lighting in general. To be honest, I'm used to sticking a single point lamp in. From the tutorials I've seen, none of ...
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Spaceship exhaust light [duplicate]

So I'm trying to have my X-Wing and Tie fighter exhausts light up like the ones below. Currently, they just look like this which isn't that nice. The material is just a red emission for the Tie ...
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how to simulate a rocket exhaust engine like shown below [duplicate]

Hell, i want to achieve this result of the rocket exhaust as shown below. this is from space x starship animation. i tried volumetrics but didnt get quite the result. a glare and a blur got me close ...
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Glow with depth in Blender?

What would be a way to create a glow in Blender. For that purpose I've been always using the compositor. However, that is pixels work, which means it is a 2d work. To make a 3d one, do I have to use ...
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Post-processing Lightsabers in Blender

I've been studying JamesVillanueva's lightsabers for a while now, and have tried to recreate the effects in Blender. The trouble I'm having is with the blade in the compositor. Keep in mind that I'm ...
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Halo particles don't render in Cycles

I have a problem with particles. I can see them in the viewport, but no matter what I do I can't see them in my render. Could anyone of you please help me? I really want to create a snowy scene. ...
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How do I make a glowing image texture

I'm trying to make an image texture that glows in Blender. An example might be a television or a smart phone. How can I accomplish this? Any help is greatly appreciated. I haven't rendered the image, ...
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How to render lightning in Cycles

How can you render a lightning bolt using Cycles?
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What is a Point Density texture?

I see Blender 2.76 now has a feature called "Point Density" textures. Is this a particle system? If so, how is it different from previous particle systems?
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Transparent glowing material

I recently came across this page, in which the creator made the transparent, glowing exhaust effect as seen in the photo on the linked page. The effect is interesting and I want to try and play around ...
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Best way to create Godzilla's Atomic Breath (Cycles)?

I've been trying to find tutorials out there that at least have a similar result to what I'm looking for, but I've failed to find anything close enough. I have some experience with particles and ...
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Can anyone tell me how is this Rocket Engine flame animation was made?

I just saw the rocket engine flame animation in the youtube, and it mentions that animation was made by blender. please see the pic below. And I start to wonder is this animation was made by particle?...
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Creating an edgeless material for flame

I'm looking to recreate something like this , but if possible, using just the nodes editor and a mesh. I'm primarily having trouble with finding the right combination of nodes to create that edgeless, ...
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Creating static condensation trails in Cycles

I am making a scene of a few F/A-18s launching off of an aircraft carrier, and I was wondering how I would set some condensation/vapor trails from the wing tips of the jets. I am only making a static ...
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Simple method for adding spaceship engine exhaust and glow

I want to add some engine exhaust and glow from my spaceships. I have read through this answer: How to create a fire/light effect in a spaceship engine I must admit that this method is way beyond my ...

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