Rising out of simple exploration of techniques within Cinema 4D, Eugene Opperman shows how to create a laser scanning effect where the lasers can react against objects in the scene.

In this tutorial, we’ll cover a quick and easy way to make a laser scan an object inside of Cinema 4D. This laser beam reacts well with all objects and is a sure-fire way to create a realistic laser scan for all your animations and motion graphics.

This is actually a clever and simple technique using a parallel spot light in Cinema and adjusting the attributes to create a thin red line and then animating the lights to scan the object. Check out the tutorial for Creating a Laser Scan Effect in Cinema 4D over at MuseCreative here.