Existential Ltd

Working with Smoke & Mirrors London, Existential developed a tool to automate the creation of electrical discharges dispersing after a lightning strike. Built on top of Maya's particle system the tool allows animators to seed the lightning at one or more locations and define the set of surfaces through which the lighting will disperse. Through a combination of customisable parameters and Maya fields it is possible to control the behaviour of the lightning as it arcs between the surfaces. Once simulated the animation is baked to key-frames allowing interactive playback and manual tweaking of the final result.


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Existential Ltd

Existential Ltd

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