im trying to apply a glow to an object with a mia material_x applied to it but i dont see any options in its attribute editor. i know how to do this with maya materials for example a (Blin material has a glow option under effects) i dont see such an option with mia_material_x
Don't know that you can directly. The "Additional Color" setting under one of the lower advanced tabs in the material attributes will give you the same thing as self illumination, but as for the glow, you might have to add that in post with the mia_material_x. In many ways, you'll have more control doing it in post anyhow.