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REALLY COOL PHASER FIRE WITH 3D STUDIO MAX 2+ !!!
No plugins are needed for this tutorial as it uses the built-in LENS EFFECT GLOW filter.
Textures settings

First of all we're gonna setup the textures.the effect only use ONE material.just do as shown on the pictures below:


Objects settings

Only a cylinder with a small radius will do fine, for example a radius of 1 unit with a height of 3000 units.
Very important: go to EDIT/Properties and enter a specific G-Buffer Object Channel (Object ID).

Video Post settings

Add a camera and events as shown on this picture:

Primary phaser settings

LENS EFFECT GLOW
GRADIENT :
radial colur : 252/184/0 at both ends
PREFERENCES :
size : 1
color : gradient
PROPERTIES:
Effect ID:
set to the same effect ID that's in the main phaser texture.

Secondary phaser settings

LENS EFFECT GLOW
GRADIENT :
no particular settings
PREFERENCES :
size : 1
color : user [ 248/169/0] intensity : 1,0
PROPERTIES:
Object ID:
set to the cylinder's object ID
INFERNO :
click red/green/blue
gaseous, seed 4000
quality: 3