I want to create strands of fibrewire with glowing ends. I created aproximately 1000 strands with MASH on a polyplane, gave the ends an aiStandard with emission and the strands itself a transparent aiStandard material. Of course it is render heavy, transmission rays are up to 100 (which is super extreme) but its black because rays are not enough to calculate through this massive amount of geo.
Does anyone know a good workaround to create a realistic looking fibrewire (transparent plastic) look? Faking it in a smart way?
Maybe reducing geo in the middle? Any ideas on how to tackle this?
I attached two images, one with the black (transparent) strands and glowing ends and one that i use as reference.