Illuminate the sky with your lightning strikes in under three minutes.
To truly set your lightning VFX apart from the others is how you light up the sky around the bolt. Clayton Walker from ActionVFX is back at it with another Quick Tips tutorial, this time showing you how to add the brilliant light that comes with a lightning strike.
Remember, our lightning products are completely free, so you can download them and follow along with your own composition. Let's get started!
This Quick Tips tutorial covers:
Adding illumination to scenes with lightning
Making layers 3D to use point lights
Using keyframes to appropriately time light flashes
Creating the illusion of light coming through the clouds
Using mask, feather, & opacity to create intense glows
Hopefully adding any type of quick, bright lights to your scene can be easier thanks to this Quick Tips tutorial! If you missed our last Quick Tips discussing how to achieve day to night effects in one minute, no worries. You can watch that by clicking
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