Lightning down the string.

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Hi,

I have a shot where I need lightning to travel down the string. I have the Lead branch traveling down. I want to branch it out like reference from Frankenweenie. I am trying to fake it with 2-3 strands but I feel it could be improved further. Any suggestions would help.

My college is limited to having Houdini 12.5.376.

So please take into consideration.

I have attached the hip file for you to see.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

LightningTest1 - Has 3 strands coming down.

LightningTest2 - Has 2 strands coming down.

Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Soumitra Goswami

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lightningTest.hipnc (1.7 MB)
LightningTest1.mov (1.6 MB)
LightningTest2.mov (1.5 MB)
frankenweenie_Ref.png (1.1 MB)

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Update on this. Made a custom curve to control the shape.
Here how it looks like now.
Tried to match some of this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTkjgBRiCsE&feature=youtu.be&t=8m20s [youtube.com]

Attachments:
LightningTestv9.mov (4.6 MB)
LightningTestv8.mov (3.3 MB)

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