I wanted to share this one for so long and never got down to uploading the video online.
A little something to say about this effect: I was given carte blanche to do what I wanted for her idle break, so I got the animators on board to do something similar to any magical girl anime transformation sequence.
The only constrains were that the camera had to be fixed because it’s a menu effect and she couldn’t really transform from any other mesh because that would’ve been too much work for the artists to design a whole different character.
I’m really happy with how this turned out, especially considering that the target platform is mobile games and we were a bit concerned about performance. In the end, it all worked well