Lightning bolt effect



Hy room, i want to create a lightning bolt effect without having to use shader, i was thinking about using dynamic geometry, any idea?


It depends on how it should visually appear, for a basic background effect you could model few bolts and export them in different shapes, like 3 sets of bolts. Then switch to one after another (set visible) like a frame by frame animation. With a smooth flashing background. Simple but should appear authentic


A more advanced approach is described here:

The dynamic creation of the geometry is done with a so called L-system. The details sound complicated at first, but the pseudo code is actually easy to understand, see


Thanks for the replies, i think i’vegot an idea