Ok, so after checking out some engines and stuff and gauging how much time I have left, I have decided to take the Mental Ray route for my renders since it has post process glow, however I am running into a general glow mapping issue which is kind of a noob thing, but I havn't messed with glow much so I'm still new to it's process.
Basically... It's not respecting the alpha I plug into it. Every time I render I get this:
This is my alpha..(sorry for the large rez)
Either I'm not plugging it into the right thing or something else is going entirely wrong here.
I understand the alpha idea but I just have no clue where to plug it in to in Maya.
**ignore the map, I have NO CLUE why it's showing up like that.**