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Oliver Harrison
Advanced Lightning Circle
on Mar 27, 2016 at 3:38:40 am

I have an animation i'm trying to replicate, but I've encountered some issues in the advanced lightning. I am trying to simply get a ball with lightning streaming randomly from different points on the circumference of the circle. Here is the picture:



I think it is "anywhere" lightning, but I can't figure out how to get it to branch with segments equal in width, and completely randomly. How would I animate it to get the interior lightning to move?

Thanks


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Advanced Lightning Circle
on Mar 27, 2016 at 7:53:34 am
Last Edited By Kalle Kannisto on Mar 27, 2016 at 7:58:41 am

Make a circular mask on a solid, set it to subtract, and precomp the layer, then add the effect. Use alpha barrier at 100% to make the lightning stay inside the circle. You can wiggle the start point to get it to animate.


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Oliver Harrison
Re: Advanced Lightning Circle
on Mar 27, 2016 at 1:38:53 pm

Do I use the anywhere strike setting? Because then the problem is that it originates from the center, as opposed to the circumference of the circle.

Thanks


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Kalle Kannisto
Re: Advanced Lightning Circle
on Mar 28, 2016 at 9:37:49 am

It will originate from the origin point, so put the origin point somewhere near the edge.


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Oliver Harrison
Re: Advanced Lightning Circle
on Mar 28, 2016 at 9:07:50 pm

Worked like a charm! Many thanks!


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