Goa'uld staff weapon...

I’m trying to make, firstly, the effect of the Goa’uld staff weapon (from Stargate) when it fires. I have some reference images (from the opening credits sequence of the newer episodes (season 6+)), but after a while of messing around w/ particles and textures, I haven’t come close to what it really looks like. Can anyone help me with this?

Secondly, does anyone know where I can find a schematic for the staff weapon?

Thanks,

Aorus

Maybe a halo and an emitter as a child to it?
A quicky
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v87/FonixWircs/StaffExamp.jpg

Used 1 halo and 1 emitter with norm vect, randlife, and a bit of randdirection. also used Mblur to soften probably look better if actually moving.
also if you need a ref there was one episode where they found the harseeses(?) in like a zne temple on another world, tiwarsds the end they show a staff weap blast frozen in time it might help, but i dont know season or episode.

It isn’t quite a schematic, but there is a Stargate costuming/props forum
that you can find at:
http://p082.ezboard.com/fpropreplicasfrm82

It may take a bit of searching, but I know that I’ve seen full-length
photos of the cast-resin staff weapon models.

Hmm… not quite what I was looking for, but thanks. Any one else have any ideas?

Check your private messages.

Are you sure Fonix Wircs isn’t appropriate for your needs? The color and those lines and all that can be adjusted. Halos and particles are your best bet.