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E-Laser Prototype by IgnusDei E-Laser Prototype by IgnusDei
prototype design for the Electrolaser.

For more information on the device, see [link]

This is like, my last box gun. Honest. :p
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TheDubstepAddict Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FINALLY! STHN REALISTIC!
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Liquid-Grievous Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work, gonna make it in 3d
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543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
would i have permission to 3d model this?
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sure, just let me know when you're done.
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JBJHJM Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
remove the grasp and it's a battlecruiser!
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GreatMarahute Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wasn't this from advent rising?
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
was it? got an image?
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Also known as the "Claw of 'friendship'"... to those who use it...
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galingsadodongcow Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
Plasma Cutter?
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yeah. i was playing dead space. :p
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Legato895 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
some of the concepts in play here i only just discovered during a very lengthy conversation with :iconle-mec: on my hybrid railgun doodle [link]

love the idea of electricity fired from afar!
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eqlipse Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
An interesting concept... except that, for a laser to generate enough energy to change the electropotential state in the atmosphere such that it temporarily behaves as a conductive plasma (one with enough cohesion to allow sufficient charge to travel its path for the desired affect) it would have to be powerful enough to punch a small hole through the person in the first place. So, there would be little point to sending additional electric charge along the way, except to add insult to injury :)
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Twilitbeing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student General Artist
Keep in mind, though, that the formation of the plasma as well as any dust or other obstructions in the air will disrupt the laser, whereas the resulting lightning bolt will blast right on through.
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eqlipse Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Actually, that's not true... at least not for the energy levels in consideration, and especially not for the plasma. Believe it or not, the projected electric charge dissipates much more rapidly than the laser.

In order of which has the least cohesion to which has the most, it's electricity-->laser-->;plasma. Plasmas tend to be relatively self-contained, as long as it's a natural neutral-state plasma.
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Twilitbeing Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009  Student General Artist
The charge doesn't disperse as quickly as it would normally because it has a path of least resistance to follow. It's the same principal that keeps a lightning bolt less than an inch wide all the way to the ground: it has a direct line to its target.

The main advantage of this weapon over lasers is efficiency: the same amount of power will usually do more damage than a pure laser weapon, and it avoids problems of interference and target shading.
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eqlipse Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
"It's the same principal that keeps a lightning bolt less than an inch wide all the way to the ground: it has a direct line to its target."

False. 1.) it goes from the ground up, 2.) its width varies, 3.) it never follows a straight line, 4.) on the note of not following a straight line, it's "path of least resistance" is a constantly shifting variant: it may appear to only strike the ground once, but it's actually an extremely rapid succession of pulses along constantly shifting field lines.

"The main advantage of this weapon over lasers is efficiency: the same amount of power will usually do more damage than a pure laser weapon, and it avoids problems of interference and target shading."

Meh, debatable. Which one is more "efficient" than the other depends heavily upon atmospheric settings, and the method being used to generate either one.

And you're failing to acknowledge what I mentioned about plasmas :P
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Twilitbeing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Student General Artist
I didn't mean "straight" in a perfectly literal sense with my comparison to lightning; my point is that it has a path to follow in the form of a plasma channel. This prevents it from dispersing into the air as it would into other, more conductive materials. The difference is that lightning makes its own plasma channel, whereas the electrolaser creates one artificially, thus requiring a less powerful charge to reach the target.

I agree with you about the weapon's capabilities varying by the situation. It obviously would not work in vacuum, and a laser would probably be more effective at extreme range, provided it has a clear path. The problem with lasers is that their own disruption of the air can reduce their power; the electrolaser exploits this occurrence to carry the charge.

I didn't comment on the plasmas because I agree with you; in fact, the stability of the plasma channel is essential for an electrolaser to work.
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eqlipse Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see. Well, plasmas are extremely conductive (super conductive at higher energy levels), so a plasma channel would make a very effective medium for guiding a condensed electromagnetic charge.

But my original point was that, in order for a laser to make the air into a plasma channel with enough energy density for said electromagnetic charge to travel down with little impedance (or resistance), then that laser would already be carrying enough energy to damage the target before the electrical charge arrives there.

On the other hand, that also depends on how the laser is being used. Is it being used to create a plasma channel all the way to the target, or is it only being used to create an INITIAL plasma charge, and then that charge is being projected forward, acting as a carrier channel for the electromagnetic charge package? There are other specifics which would change how this behaves... as either a beam or an energized non-solid projectile
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Twilitbeing Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009  Student General Artist
Consider, though, that the time such a laser would take to create a plasma channel is significantly less than it would take to damage the target. The electricity could be charged into the anode (or cathode; I can't remember which is which) beforehand, and the laser fired in a very brief pulse to send the charge to the target. The electricity could potentially sustain the channel until the current is switched off, or it could stop after the initial discharge. Think about a transistor, in which a relatively small input allows a much larger amount of power to flow through.

I think the problem with a self-projecting channel is that it could behave like lightning rather than staying on a straight path. As a result, the range of the weapon is probably limited to points that the discharge can reach before the initial plasma channel disintegrates.
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Futurender Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Now THIS gun I LIKE...a LOT. I can definitely see this making a mess of someone or something. Has a nice weight to it. My only comment is to maybe have a chunky hand grip (rubberized) near the front of the bottom bar. Nice job.
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adiga-rodin Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
great great design
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TheCH Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You sir, are really great with the ammo design, as another devianta say i like you bowy weapons and their anime stylish.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It can't be the last one, I want to see more of them! Or maybe now you should try spaceships?

Anyway, it's awesome.
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
don't worry, i'm doing another E-Laser right now. should be done tomorrow.
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MacRebisz Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
cool :) but make some spaceships too :D
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xXPachoXx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!
keep doing this cool guns
they are soooo awesome >.<
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9cymon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
this reminds me of the electrotool in tsfp
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halonut117 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is very similar to the cutting tool from dead space, which was a decent weapon. it looks like it could work.
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firefromheaven Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
very clean design for what is essentially a lightning gun or long range taser.
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King-Robert-XII Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Mmm... while it's more boxy than the curvaceaous Covenant weapon, the basic ';prong' design, and the function of an electrolaser in generating plasma, is nonetheless more than a little reminiscent of Halo's Plasma Rifle and Pistol.

I take it that the prongs are necessary as part of the step-up transformers which deliver the electrifying plasma charge, but I notice that the laser bank looks as though it is designed to rotate - couldn't that spin and be emphasised as a mechanism of the charge-delivery instead?

I also think that the diodes are a little too exposed and could do with some cowling - you wouldn't want a piece of grit settling on the lens suddenly rendering your weapon inoperable.

The prongs also make the design seem front-heavy - if you want or need to keep them, then give the underside of the weapon a proper grip for a second hand.

I'd also make the trigger on the pistol grip bigger and chunkier.
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DeadWeight69 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I applaud the effort you put into your comment, but keep in mind the artist has probably thought about the design more than you have before suggesting alternatives to a design.

1) The laser beam ionises the air (ionised air = plasma in this case) which makes it conductive. Electricity can then be transmitted along this ionised path through the air. The plasma itself, while it may cause some ion reactions, isn't the main destructive force.

2) There is no need for a grip on the underside of the weapon, because of the piece that projects back towards the user, under the handle. If this weapon is indeed front-heavy, the pressure of the weight will transfer through to that piece, which is braced on the bottom of the forearm if the weapon is held in the traditional (i.e, non-gangsta) vertical way.

3) Given the nature of the weapon, the trigger is presumably more of a button than an actual mechanical lever like triggers on present-day firearms. For this reason, and given the destructive capabilities of the weapon, a small trigger is perfectly sufficient.
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jakkel02 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
You been starting all these in Sketchup ?
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IgnusDei Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
yep.
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AnilLael Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
NO! Keep doing these!
They rock!!!
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Worgen Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I agree with AnilLael, keep up the good work! Your weapon designs are very unique and I believe I speak for a lot of people when I say I'd like to see what else that mind of yours can produce.
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broken-art-attack Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
here here, i also concur with these two. i like your boxy guns.
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