Tesla Coil

Yes it’s been a whole year since I posted the WIP thread if you can believe it.

How does that happen?

A combination of self doubt and laziness.

It didn’t turn out like I hoped it would originally, but I still think it’s cool

Modeled in Blender 2.78
Rendered in Blender 2.79
Textured in Substance Painter 2.3
If you look at my model in Sketchfab, you’ll see it’s kind of amateur hour, as I wasn’t a very good modeler at the time.

The most obvious problem being that the normals are messed up in a lot of areas, like the pylons for example, and on top of that the design just doesn’t make sense.

But that’s enough excuses

Comments and criticism pl0x, don’t hold back!


my vanity must be fed!111

Tesla coils are wonderful contraptions! How about adding some arcs of lightning?

The idea had crossed my mind. But I didn’t really know how to do that

I guess the easiest way is to do it as post processing. Photoshop it. Or perhaps, add a curve, bevel it, use an emissive blue material. Copy the curve and bevel it fatter. Use a volume scatter material. I tried it. It looks fairly good.


that might actually work(the second option)

I’ll try that out.


Good start!

Thanks, I’ll send your regards to the me of 2016, lol.