compositingHow to Create a Lightning Storm

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Tags - Weather
Software:
  • Blender 2.5 Alpha
Discover How To:
  • Quickly model a detailed lightning bolt
  • Make an object disintegrate
  • Create light flashes
Software:
  • Blender 2.5 Alpha
Discover How To:
  • Quickly model a detailed lightning bolt
  • Make an object disintegrate
  • Create light flashes

Last week I posted the how to create rain tutorial, and was surprised at the number of comments requesting lightning! I guess they go hand in hand or something?

Anyway, it took me a while to get the technique nailed down, but I think I’ve finally worked out an easy way to create and animate a lightning storm within Blender.

Reference image used: ¬°Rayos!

Lightning reference videos:

Do you have any real life lightning stories? A near miss? Post it below! I’d be interested to hear them! :)

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