Bubble shield Effect help
Hi there, i am working on a spacebattle animation and i am trying to create shield effects for the ships. The style i was going for is something similar to the Star Trek Next Gen "bubble shield" effect http://www.ex-astris-scientia.org/inconsistencies/treknology/shields-firstcontact.jpg
also like the shield effects for the BC 304 in stargate https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4f/e8/ed/4fe8ed2dec7d7484a921debaa9beaa68.jpg
Now i have attempted this on my own by using a mask to draw a bubble round the ship as the footage was rendered out in 3ds max, then i apply a 3d Shockwave and a bulge effect to give it a more 3d bubble effect, It kind of looks alright but also looks a bit lame as well, Is there another way to get the shield effect, that is pretty simple and quick to do but also looks good?