some of you asked me how i achieved the lighting effect on the warpnacelles of my runabout, so i decided to write this tutorial.
this tutorial is NOT about how to model a warpnacelle, it's only about how to setup a lighting effect close to physical models!
chapter 1 is done (danube-style warpgrilles), chapter 2 (galaxy-style warpgrilles) and chapter 3 (bussard-collectors) will be coming soon. when they're all done, i will post'em as one complete pdf
this is done in max, but i'm sure it can easily be used in other apps, too.