This is the first Niagara effect I’m happy enough with to publish online.
The biggest takeaway of this project is the importance of timing the different elements properly to create a believable blast effect.
I also learned a lot about Embergen, which I find incredibly fast.
High res video on Youtube:
Feel free to visit my Artstation post for a short breakdown of it.
The grenade VFX from Death Stranding was my main inspiration for the effect, although I wanted mine to fade quicker and to have darker smoke. The timing of this effect helped me a lot to achieve my result.
Hope you enjoy it, and feedback is always appreciated.