Aran Anderson - VFX Sketchbook

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Some retro 80s movies inspired hologram user interface animated in Blender.
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Hi all!

I’ve not posted on the forums for a while so i’m going to use this thread as a place to start posting things more regularly that I create in Unity / Unreal in my spare time. Last thing I posted I think was my entry to the Hologram Sketch…
( Aran Anderson: Sketch #18 - Hologram )

More recently, here’s some of my VFX work over the past 3 years on Star Citizen that I’ve just posted up to my ArtStation.

Star Citizen: Engine Trails, Contrails and Micrometeorites VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/qAzEA2 )

Star Citizen: Quantum Travel VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/Bm06G8 )

Star Citizen: Hurston - Lorville VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/e0y3PZ )

Star Citizen: ArcCorp - Area 18 VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/v1OwE6 )

Star Citizen: Grim Hex VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/KaAVdr )

Star Citizen: Levski VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/L2AVNl )

Star Citizen: Mining Attachment Multi-Tool VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/e0y3d6 )

Star Citizen: Quantum Interdiction VFX
( https://www.artstation.com/artwork/dOwbEJ )

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Really awesome work Aran! I was just admiring your work watching a stream this last week :+1:

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Some playing around in UE4 Niagara. Not sure where I was going with this… but random prism glass shards / orb plasma:

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Quick sketch tonight spawning some cubes around a character in UE4 Niagra, post process material to draw outlines around the geometry and pixelate from the screen position…

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What it looks like with a Time & Sine making the PixelScale ramp up and down…

Screenshot of the Pixelate part of Post Process Material:

Screenshot of the Outline part of Post Process Material:

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Super cool stuff, thanks for sharing!

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Realised I never posted this on the forum… a while back I created a VFX Reference page, it’s full of various video reference from real life / movies / tv shows / anime that you can filter by searching or just clicking on the icons:
https://codepen.io/OnlyAnderson/full/NmqXKe

You can follow me on Twitter / scroll through this thread if you want to see the source of each video / to know when it’s updated:
https://twitter.com/arananderson/status/1172865817819648001

Hopefully someone finds it useful! :slight_smile:

It’s been 3 years+ since I last made something toon styled or “cute”, so thought I’d join in on VFX Sketch #37: Cute vs Scary and try make something completely different for once… I joined late to the party, but managed to get alot done in what time I had!

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Thread here:

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Playing around in Embergen…
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Some early fluid simulation tests with vertex instancing of LEGO Bricks in Blender… Next to try some explosions!
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Cleaned up the materials and particles spawning on the explosion… made a non round LEGO brick version.
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Some retro 80s movies inspired hologram user interface animated in Blender.
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