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Reconstructing a Lightning Bolt in Blender



Richard Wheeler used Blender to reconstruct a 3D image of lightning. He used 2 images of the same lightning strike that he found using Reddit.

Richard writes:

Having two pictures of the exact same lightning bolt lets you do something pretty amazing; reconstruct its path in 3D. In this case because the precise location and elevation of the photographers isn't known this is slightly more art than science, but it is still fun!


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Bart Veldhuizen

I have a LONG history with Blender - I wrote some of the earliest Blender tutorials, worked for Not a Number and helped run the crowdfunding campaign that open sourced Blender (the first one on the internet!). I founded BlenderNation in 2006 and have been editing it every single day since then ;-) I also run the Blender Artists forum and I'm Head of Community at Sketchfab.


  1. it is gr8 what we can make with our blender, you could make it with photoshop but using blender is an amazing experience, i love that piece of software, the best of opensource

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