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Electricity

In the world of special effects, one of the most exciting tasks is simulating electricity. Whether it's in short-circuiting robots, Matrix-style ship propulsion, or downed power lines, electricity has a power to fascinate and induce fear, and this power can be exploited with great flexibility using Particle Flow. The primary electrical effect we will explore in this scene is a series of lightning strikes.

Triggering Lightning with Scene Objects

In this section, we will create a quick lightning strike, which will be triggered by the near-collision of objects within the scene. The technique used to trigger this lightning bolt is straightforward and could easily be expanded into any application where scene objects need to control particle effects, such as sparks flying from two colliding heavy objects.


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