For design I’m thinking of a cute small animal, like a poro or a hamster in a hamster wheel that’s gonna represent the signature ball projectile, that Ahri is using. Maybe a disco ball?
Breaking down the elements I’m probably need the following:
Animated ball (sphere mesh)
Tertiary elements (blobby shapes, rounded stars, glitter, whimsy smoke maybe?)
Some Style explorations.
I watched a few spotlight videos to figure out what makes these effects tick.
Based on this I’m just gonna make a few textures to see if I can nail the shapes and the feel first.
I should draw more to practice…
Okay so, here is the latest iteration. I changed up a lot on the projectile, mainly the cone on the front. It was too whispy and not groovy enough, so I changed up the shapes according to that.
I added one more layer of trail behind the other ones so it has a bit more contrast now.
Finally I added the first iteration of the ground element that follows the projectile.
I’m gonna keep tweeking some stuff here and there and in the meantime move on to the “muzzle flash” and the impact!