Ricardo Cruz | Sketchbook

Hello everyone!

I’m a starting VFX artist and I’ve been learning a lot about shaders and vfx in general for almost a year by now. I discovered this forum right at the beginning, which helped me so much in my short journey, but I’ve never shared anything here…

Thus I figured I’ll start a sketchbook here and I’ll post as often as I can. I hope you all like it!

For my first post, I’m going to share this last piece of my portfolio here

I made this lootbox as a study. It was the most complex effect that I made until now, and it was an incredible experience as I learned so much doing it.

I really enjoyed the process and I’m very happy with the end result! =)

Effect Breakdown Video

Christmas Lootbox Effect

Separated Elements

  • Special thanks for the youtube channels: Gabriel Aguiar, Binary Impact and Binary Lunar. I learned so much with their videos and it definitely made my life easier while doing this effect.

Here’s the link for my artstation



This is an effect that I did for a freelance job.

I made everything with unity, using the Shader Graph for the shaders, VFX graph for some tertiary effects and mainly the particles system for everything else. Also, I made some simple scripts for spawning and timing the effects together.

I’m really happy with the end result =)