Blender has great fire and water effects, but you have to create the lightning yourself.
Fortunately, creating lightning is completely possible by combining the shrinkwrap, displace, and skin modifiers.
While I refer to this as tesla-coil lightning, it can also be used for magic, and other effects.
Handy. Thank you.
A very amazing tutorial. And a good example for using the Blender-modifiers. Many thanks.
Hey, thank you, I had a project stuck for several months because I didn't realized how to do this. It's gonna be fun, thanks again!
Thank you for your kind comments!
I'm really pleased with the reception this has got... Much more views than any other video, and a post on blendernation! I hope to follow it with more tutorials, (1 more online already) , so I would appreciate crits on the vid its self, as well as the technique.