Hey! I am learning a lot from this thread! So, I delved into the GDC presentation about making burst textures with Photoshop’s polar tools, but now I am quite embarrassed to ask… how are they used? It looks like they are just huge cards, but it is hard for me to tell. The motion is very short and then it sort of holds its position. Does anybody have pointers on this technique?
Are these particles also always aligned to camera as well? It seems like the intention is just an “exclamation” on the impact… like speed lines in manga or something. Are they often centered around an impact point of sorts? They look like they also have motion blur, but I bet that is just the softness (and largeness) of the texture talking, right?
Sorry for the stupid questions, I am just getting started.