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Old 13-08-2009, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Help me electrocute my character!

I'm working on a small animation, and my character gets electrocuted, was just wondering if you guys had any suggestions as far as how you would go about this?

I'm guessing something in the particles field would be appropriate? It can be as cartoony as need be, any thoughts?

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Old 13-08-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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best topic title yet

you can grab two spheres, apply the dynamics lightning effect (Effects > Lightning)
it'll place lightning between the two spheres
you can put the spheres where you want your lightning bolt to start and end, then hide them

animate your character jiggling like it's being electrocuted, make some sparks or smoke come off (there's a smoke effect in Effects > Smoke)

and that should get you started
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Chirone, I think you've just about replied to any question I've had on here thank you for the idea, that sounds great! Exactly what i was looking for!
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You could also use paint FX for it by creating an object that encapsulates the character and have he paint FX on that.

Theres a lightning ball tutorial over at the Area in Duncan's Blog that should give you the Idea. A jiggle deformer on the character may do the movement
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