Electra is a powerful Photoshop plugin for generating electric rays, lightning bolts, electrical charges, power currents and much more. Electra is fast, packs a rich feature-set and is fully-integrated within Adobe Photoshop.
Electra operates by generating a ray between two points. Since the algorithm is recursive, calling it again subdivides that segment into two, then again into four, then eight, etc. Depending on the resolution limit specified, we end up with a highly-detailed ray.
Electra’s recursive algorithm works by subdividing
Electra’s resulting output is stunningly realistic. As a matter of fact, Electra has been modeled after real-world lightning ray examples and developed to simulate as closely as possible natural phenomena. A multitude of options allow for meticulously-generated rays including the ability to specify the start and end points, the start and end ray thickness, the resolution, the amount of displacement, the number of rays, the random seed and much, much more.
Electra simulates real-world rays photo-realistically. Can you guess which one isn’t real?
Electra not only supports rays but just like real-world electrical currents, it also supports branches. As a matter of fact, Electra can feature up to 20 branches per ray, with a depth of up to 3 levels of branches! This means the first branch could feature up to 20 rays, one of its branches could feature up to 20 rays, and one of its branches could feature another 20. Despite the potential for hundreds of thousands of rays, Electra is lightning fast and renders content in seconds.
Electra generates up to 20 branches per ray with 3 depth levels
Electra features an insane amount of control over branches. In addition to the number of branches and branch depth levels, one can use multipliers to fine-tune the various branch ray settings such as size, length, displacement, intensity, seed, rotation and more. The result is incredibly realistic branch control suitable for simulating any kind of real-world instance.
Electra generates incredibly realistic branches
Electra has a multitude of uses. From electrical rays, lightning bolts, electrical currents, electric charges, plasma rays and more, Electra is a must-have plugin for both professional and hobbyist designers alike.
Electra specializes in 100% photorealistic results
For a complete list of features, check out the documentation tab,. Better yet, download the free demo of Electra today!
Check out the gallery to see killer examples of Electra in action!
Electra is 100% multi-threaded capable of using an unlimited number of cores for ultimate speed.
Electra supports both 8 bits / channel and 16 bits / channel color modes for professional workflows.