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Spreading out lightning.

Posted: Mon, 11th Jul 2011, 1:04pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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Hi. So, I've been expirimenting with lightning lately, and would like to know how to do this. So, the lightning always starts out bunched up, spreads out in the middle, then ends all bunches up again. How could I make it start out the same, but spread out at the end. Will I have to use a bunch of different single bolts, or could I don this with one multi trunked effect?
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2011, 2:47pm

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Axeman

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If you want the lightning to arc to multiple different points, you will need to use multiple effects. You can't set more than one end point for an arc.

Increasing the angle range of the branches a bit might help create the effect you are after, but to do it properly you'll need to use more than one lightning effect.
Posted: Tue, 12th Jul 2011, 4:40pm

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Azulon'sAssassin

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I thought that might be the only way. Thanks.