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Lightning/electricity Particle Effect

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Benopaluz, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. Benopaluz

    Benopaluz

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    For many months now ive come across a time where i need a lightning electricity particle effect for my many projects. Ive spent some time searching for a package or an asset, and even attempted making my own.
    Im aware there is the unity demo ..
    http://unity3d.com/support/resources/example-projects/procedural-examples

    But i need something different, more realistic but with that fantasy feel to it. something along the lines of this.



    iv seen no success with anyone at making something similar.
     

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  2. 3dDude

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    This is the best effect I have made:

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  3. emergence

    emergence

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    Wow... no lightning in the asset store?

    Ouch.

    Maybe I will have to hire someone to make this for me...or perhaps I'll attempt to do it myself. Oi!
     
  4. fallingbrickwork

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    Look in the support/resources/example projects/procedural examples and the unity website. There is a lightning/plasma effect in there. You can tweak etc.

    Regards,
    Matt.
     
  5. pete

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    ElectroShock might be able to get close.
    http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/75721-ElectroShock-for-Unity

    It's a little bit different system than what your screenie shows but might be able to pull off something similar. I'll play around with some textures to see if I can get close. I'm not quite ready to release the weapon example though. That might be another week or so...
     
  6. AnomalusUndrdog

    AnomalusUndrdog

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    @3dDude: Looks good! I'd like to see this in action. Upload a web demo please!
     
  7. pete

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    @Benopaluz - I took a look and textures aren't enough to get you there through ES yet. Not very easy anyway. I'll let you know when I have the weapons version ready.