My contribution to the Area of Effect Sketch this month! I play VALORANT so much, I figured I’d recreate one of their effects: this time, Phoenix’s “Hot Hands” ability! I’m silver in VALORANT, but where would you rank my FX skills?
I use a flowmap with a few different noises for the decal surface, and I animated a noise texture masked by a gradient to create the fire. It isn’t terribly optimized because of the translucency, but I’m still working on my stylized flipbook pipeline. Thanks for stopping by, and critiques are welcome!