creating light fog in Maya

Here are some good resources to learn about creating light fogs in Maya,

I’ve only been using the standard light fog function with a spot light, but will be testing the mental ray method shortly, as it seems to produce much more realistic results.

Light Rays In Maya & MentalRay – ( using env par ) http://vimeo.com/18319188
Create light fog using mental ray for Maya sample workflow – Link using mib_light_spot
Light Fog – ye old faithful method but with better results by controlling coneshape’s volume samples and using mental ray depth map overides – http://vimeo.com/15009370

tick “auto volume” in mental ray render features.

Using Parti_volume method – http://cgnotebook.com/wiki/Mental_ray_for_Maya_parti_volume and http://cgnotebook.com/wiki/Mental_ray_volumetric_shadows_with_parti_volume_in_Maya

discussion on parti_voume – http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?f=87&t=812857

Nice tut on environment fog with parti_volume = http://www.andrewklein.net/bh/texturing_fog.html

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