I looked through the various assets Epic has given away for free over the past year or so and found a modular city kit and some vehicles, so I’ve replaced my stand-in cubes now. Also worked some more on the point where the beam meets the street, and did some embergen work so I can have some fires burning after the beam has gone through and hit the cars.
Been a while since I posted, but here we go. I think this will be my final version. I’m a little burned out on looking at this, but really enjoyed the project and had a great time with EmberGen. It is definitely a major part of my workflow now.
Forgot to mention, as I already said the city and cars were Epic store assets that they have given away, and the alien ship silhouettes were from a pack of sci-fi vehicles I bought on Cgtrader a couple years ago. Nothing was modeled by me, I only did the FX, lighting, and composing the scene.
This is nicely done Nick! The flipbooks look good from this camera angle. I like the details of sparks, lens flares and ground debris. The lingering bits from the beam are well done. Great composition overall.