Since it seems to be a popular yet difficult-to-replicate effect (and I haven't been able to figure it out myself,) I thought I would officially request a "force lightning" preset. I am willing to offer 500 force points to the forum member who makes the most ILM-accurate effect. Hell, if two people come up with equally good lightning, I'll give you both 500 points. I realize this will be difficult (that's why it's called a challenge
), but I have faith in the talent of the mighty fxhomers! I look forward to seeing what some of you guys can come up with... it should be very interesting!
Not only will this benefit me, I believe it will help numerous others on the site. After all, once the force lightning is perfected, it shouldn't take much altering to make a pretty good "weather" lightning, to help sell rainy scenes. Not to mention all those "Big Trouble in Little China" remakes we'll start seeing!
Thanks in advance to anyone who gives this a shot!