In this tutorial I show you how to grow an animated forest with LK Lightning 2.0.

00:00 – Introduction.
01:20 – Creating and examining the nodes in the basic strand setup.
03:47 – Setting up the emitter options.
05:39 – Adding the branches aka setting Splitter properties.
08:15 – Changing the trunk thickness.
09:13 – Using thickness propagation for thinner and thinner branches.
09:54 – Using Modulate Size over Length to make the branches thin out at the end.
11:27 – Adding more branches & Split Limits explanation.
16:35 – Examining the tree and adding a direction controller.
18:48 – Using the controller to make the trees sway in the wind.
20:00 – Adding the leaves.
23:00 – Designing the look of the leaves.
25:07 – Using a gradient to design the summer look for the trees. (With brief tree-design on acid moment.)
26:27 – Pulling the color from ICE into the render tree.
28:15 – Fixing the trunk&branch color.
29:08 – Adjusting the growth of the leaves.
30:14 – Designing the fall look for the trees.
31:41 – Creating the transition from summer to fall.
36:35 – Examining the result.
37:40 – Playing with the wind and final thoughts.

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