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Lightning tuts/no-how
show user profile  9krausec
I wanted to know how to make lightning travel sporadically from one point to another. I have no clue how to do this, and I couldn't spot any tutorials on lightning with 3d studio max, so I thought some of you wonderful chaps would have some insight in some 3d lightning. I don't know if Pf Source would be able to do this or what could.. Any pointers in the right direction will be very super.....

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4/29/2008 1:56:29 PM (last edit: 4/29/2008 1:56:29 PM)
show user profile  3Ddeath
What are you trying to do? i'm having a hard time picturing what "make lightning travel sporadically from one point to another" would look like.

Are you talking about lighting a scene? or lighting effects such as glow?

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4/29/2008 4:25:37 PM (last edit: 4/29/2008 4:25:37 PM)
show user profile  Duders
Unless you find a special plug in i think your gonna have to model the lightning yourself. Or use a avi/gif that has lightning in it.

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4/29/2008 5:31:45 PM (last edit: 4/29/2008 5:31:45 PM)
show user profile  K'tonne
i've seen some quite decent lightning done with the ivy generator
site seems to be down at the moment though- might be other copies online somewhere else though- i didn't look
no leaves obviously with a self illum material
i think it was markanoid's image of jesus playing a fender on the mount that used it- as far as i know anyway

Click for webpage/CV

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4/29/2008 6:00:51 PM (last edit: 4/29/2008 6:00:51 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
What I am looking for is something simple that gives the effect of lightning striking between two points.


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4/30/2008 1:47:12 PM (last edit: 4/30/2008 1:47:12 PM)
show user profile  Sajith83

something I did a while back..
As K'tonne said, ivy gen with a noise mod...

Can be way better though, not sure if it's what ur looking for
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4/30/2008 2:06:14 PM (last edit: 4/30/2008 2:06:14 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
that is perfect.. just like I was looking for... How did you go about making such a neat lightning effect???

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5/1/2008 9:18:51 AM (last edit: 5/1/2008 9:18:51 AM)
show user profile  Dave
"ivy gen with a noise mod"

"I flew over Egypt once"

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5/1/2008 9:31:09 AM (last edit: 5/1/2008 9:31:09 AM)
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