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UPDATED - Simplified connections, and it now works with both Maya 5 and 6.
Ghost is a simple incandescent shader that responds to light sources. It's great for alien life forms, microscopic entities and sea creatures.
NOTE: For optimal effect, use 2 to 3 lights (directional or point), facing in opposite direction. Also, use the shader's Color value to adjust it's response to light (i.e. highlight intensity). In addition, you can create some unusual two-tone effects by changing the Color hue. Modify the Incandescence color to change the base color of the shader.