Are there any built in lightning bolt effects?

I was wondering if there were any built in lightning effects that could span from one point to another, so I could make the start point of the bolt (1, 1, 1), and the end point (100, 100, 100)?

Because 3d geometry is really hard.

materials/trails/electric.vmt iirc

Nothing built in.

http://puu.sh/1Nmd3.jpg

Something like this requires a mesh to be built and then rendered in a custom effect.

Why use a mesh when render.DrawBeam works perfectly fine for lighting effects?

or the old fashioned way: https://developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Env_beam

http://puu.sh/hxA3y/f6aa0eb559.jpg