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There are half a milion tutorials on how to draw "cool looking lightning" but all of those fill your canvas with clouds as well.

What I would like to know if there is a way to render (without using polygon or paintbrush) just lightning, without clouds or other background. Can anyone help?


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The question is, do you want the shape of the lightning (as in, the jagged forking effect), or the glowing-tube effect of the lightning's coloring? If the shape, I recommend the GenTree plugin. If the color, look for a Lightsaber/Laser tutorial. :-) Otherwise, maybe follow a tutorial and cut out the clouds you don't want.


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