Magic Circle WIP

magic circle

Textures made with Substance Designer and rendered in Unreal.

Next I want to add some sparks, a spawn anim and maybe experiment with some other shapes (runes etc).

Inspiration:

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Hey there, neat start!

Here’s a tiny challenge for you, could you make it so the rune positions on the circles are randomized everytime? Kinda so it spells out something different each time you spawn it.

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Update

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Some progress:
Made a simple lightning effect and some smaller experiments.

I also tried out some sparks but I’m not sure how I want them to look right now so I imported them from the UE4 Particle Effects sample project.

Added the randomized runes (in the blue channel of the texture there are random runic texts and on each restart a random offset is chosen) @sifa

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Small update

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Added a flashing point light in the middle and experimented with the sparks.
Added a rotating helix thingy (used Vertex Colors and second UV channel for opacity).

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Opacity of the circles and runes uses a texture gradient now.
Included a star shape that spawns/despawns along a gradient.
Remade the tornado.

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Update:

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Experimented with timing, new tornado mesh and textures.
Added Niagara sparks similar to the Dr. Strange Portal Effect (followed this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbQtzQsu_mM).

Final Update:

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Artstation post link:
https://www.artstation.com/artwork/mqx9Xd

Greyscale textures were packed.

Star uses gradient to appear.

Lightning uses simple white strip which is distorted by cloud texture.

In the blue channel of the texture there are random runic texts and on each restart a random offset is chosen.

Rune font is Moon Runes by Morten Bek.
The base sparks are from the Unreal Particle Effects Demo.
Used Level Sequencer for timing.
Made textures with Substance Designer.
Dr. Strange Sparks tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbQtzQsu_mM

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