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 Subject: In search of lightning materials

modus0 opened this issue on Nov 13, 2007 · 20 posts

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  modus0    ( ) ( posted at 11:23AM Tue, 13 November 2007 

I'm currently working on a project that is going to need lightning, and while I have several props I can use, none of them look like lightning, and despite being somewhat proficient in the Material room, I can't seem to replicate the extreme "fuzziness" at the edges of lightning that's seen in most photographs.

So I'm wondering if any of the Material room gurus, or anyone else, has found a non-postwork mens of getting that realistic lightning look within Poser.

I've even tried using some of the materials from posework's Particles 3, and haven't gotten anything satisfactory.

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  Porthos    ( ) ( posted at 12:59PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112482


I did this one using a one sided square prop. I plugged the lighting map into the diffuse and ambient  colour nodes, and added a transmap in to the transparancy node!

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  Porthos    ( ) ( posted at 1:03PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112485


I changed the ambient colour to alter the colour of the lightning! :)

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 4:19PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112591

Quote - I did this one using a one sided square prop. I plugged the lighting map into the diffuse and ambient  colour nodes, and added a transmap in to the transparancy node!

Where did you get the lightning map?

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  Porthos    ( ) ( posted at 4:29PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112600

Hi Acadia! I created it in PSP using KPT lighnting plugin. I saved it as a jpg! :)

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 4:49PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112607

Interesting! I do have that plugin but tend to forget about it.

I'll have to give that a try. Wonderful tip! Thanks :)

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able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Porthos    ( ) ( posted at 5:19PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112625

You're welcome! :)

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  modus0    ( ) ( posted at 6:12PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112648

Not entirely sure that'd work for me, mostly due to not having PSP.

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  Porthos    ( ) ( posted at 6:17PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112652

It should work the same in any graphics programme, such as Photoshop etc. :)

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 6:24PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112655


Quote - I did this one using a one sided square prop. I plugged the lighting map into the diffuse and ambient  colour nodes, and added a transmap in to the transparancy node!

Are you sure you connected it to the "ambient colour node"?  When I connect it to the "diffuse" and the "ambient colour", this is what I get.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 6:25PM Tue, 13 November 2007 · edited on 6:25PM Tue, 13 November 2007 · @3112656


If I connect it to the Diffuse Colour and Specular  Colour, this is what I get. 

Click picture for a better view.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  modus0    ( ) ( posted at 6:25PM Tue, 13 November 2007 · edited on 6:27PM Tue, 13 November 2007 · @3112657

I'll have to look into it then.

Edit: It's a no-go, unless there's a free version, I don't have any spare cash laying around.

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If you're joking that's just cruel, but if you're being sarcastic, that's even worse.

I'm using Poser Pro 2014 on Windows 7 64-bit.


  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 6:25PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112659


Here is the material room for the last render

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able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 6:27PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112660

Quote - Not entirely sure that'd work for me, mostly due to not having PSP.

I could make you some lightning images and transmaps if you don't have the lightning plugin.  You're welcome to the 3 I've made.  Send me your email address by site mail and I'll forward them to you.

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  modus0    ( ) ( posted at 6:29PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112661

Will do, thanks.

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If you're joking that's just cruel, but if you're being sarcastic, that's even worse.

I'm using Poser Pro 2014 on Windows 7 64-bit.


  MatrixWorkz    ( ) ( posted at 10:46PM Tue, 13 November 2007  · @3112806


I did the following image with an image of the lightening from one of those lightening balls you buy at Spencer's Gifts.

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  MatrixWorkz    ( ) ( posted at 10:47PM Tue, 13 November 2007 · edited on 10:49PM Tue, 13 November 2007 · @3112808


Here's the settings I used. The material was applied to two enlongated Poser Spheres.

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  Porthos    ( ) ( posted at 4:07AM Wed, 14 November 2007  · @3112915


Here is my settings. You can alter the colour of the bolt by changing the ambient colour, which is currently white! :)

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  Acadia    ( ) ( posted at 4:17AM Wed, 14 November 2007  · @3112916

Thanks for that :) 

"It is good to see ourselves as others see us. Try as we may, we are never
able to know ourselves fully as we are, especially the evil side of us.
This we can do only if we are not angry with our critics but will take in good
heart whatever they might have to say." - Ghandi



  raven    ( ) ( posted at 4:10PM Sat, 17 November 2007  · @3115691

Attached Link: Almathera free plugins

Here you go, a free lightning plugin (and a couple of others too).



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