After animating effects for almost 12 hours a strange inner feeling to do another short animation test came over me on my way back home ... why... I have no idea 🙂 ... It's nothing fancy, I only spend 45 min so don't expect to much ... In the end I played around with Maya's Hardware Render Buffer and I was surprised how well it works. It's almost as fast as playblasting but looks way much better because of antialiasing plus you can have motion blur... For anyone who is interested ... Maya >> Window >> Rendering Editors >> Hardware Render Buffer. Under the Render tap you'll find Attributes, just play with them until you like the result.