Stuart Christensen is back with a look at creating animated light streaks in Maya using Mental Ray and final Gathering… good stuff!

There’s nothing better than some well placed light streaks to liven up an object or create cool atmospheric effects. The uses are only limited by your imagination and this tutorial by Stuart Christensen will show you how to set up and fine tune the light streak effect by using a combination of Mental Ray Final Gather and the Mental Ray Area Light. Hopefully, by doing this tutorial you will see the light!