SpellCraft – In Game VFX

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3D Virtual Tours were asked to produce a series of in-game visual effects for an upcoming iPad/iPhone fantasy game. The brief was to produce numerous effects including explosions, power-ups, electricity and physical style attacks. After Effects was the primary software used for this production in conjunction with other supplementary plug-ins and live action resources.

Shortly after this project was completed a follow on project was also commissioned to produce the supplementary sound effects. These were intended to work in conjunction with the visual effects for synchronisation by the game engine. For the sound effects design a library of sound elements was used along with live audio recordings captured to supplement.

The chosen platform was iOS 5 so the production route was to supply animation as 32bit Alpha channel PNG sequences. This allowed us to over and underlay the effects to suit the game play.

This video shows a sequence of the effects produced including colour variations for factions along with their respective sound effects.