help! electricity with particles.

hey all! i’ve been trying to make an electric “lightning” effect using particles, partly using falgors tutorial, but for some reason i can’t get the desired effect right.:frowning:

it goes across far too smoothly, and just looks like a flowing glowing …thing moving from one pole to another.

could someone give me any pointers on this? its been driving me nuts.:slight_smile:

offhand I would say to increase the particle’s speed…a lot.