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vancliff
02-18-2009, 06:37 AM
In maya is very easy but how do i create one in xsi 7.0?

vauric
02-18-2009, 10:01 AM
Quite easy in XSI too. There would be different approaches.

One, you could create a curve between 2 nulls animated with a turbulence deformation. And then emit particles with Ice from it.

Or you could extrude a cylinder along that curve and map an animated texture with alpha.

If you want to manually animate the shape of the curve, you can create clusters from the curve points.

Lots of different ways

Be creative... :thumbsup:

Helli
02-18-2009, 04:57 PM
The easiest and fastest way would be using the volume_lightning volume shader.

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