Sorangon: Sketch #52 [Source Files Available]

LevelUp_Final_Wide

Hi :eyes:

I want to try something like a “digital” level up, as if my character had a new update.
For now I have my base composition, I’ll try to add a lot more cool stuff like energy flow or data sparks shattering around the character. Also I’ll share a breakdown on the following days :eyes:

Transistor is my main reference for this one and I’m using Unity with URP.

Here’s the first version
LevelUp_V1_Wide

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that’s pretty cool I think. Do you use WPO or a post process on the digital glitch?

Hey, I’m using world position offset, it’s some displacement on horizontal axis depending the view direction. I’ll share a breakdown about the shader I’m using :eyes:.

Here’s some adjustments :eyes:

I’ve tried to make some data trails collected by the core of the character. I made a perpendicular movement with pre baked lines and a shader that scrolls a texture over the path. I’ve made a specific tool to easily generate this path shape.

LevelUp_V2_Low

The datas movement is inspired on this wonderfull artwork :eyes:

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Here’s the tool I’ve made to generate data patterns.

I use the Unity’s line renderer editor to draw a simple path and I scatter points with a noised position, then I generate corners between each points to create the perpendicular shape. Once the point list is generated, I generate a second line render with the final path.

Data_Pattern_Generator

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This tool is awesome!

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Here’s the final version :eyes:

I adjusted texts animations, some particle effects and changed the voxelization color and mask.

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Here’s a small breakdown of the character shader :eyes:

For the voxel and grid effects, there’s a simple way to do this:

Shader_Breakdown

By rounding your vertices coordinates, it will snap positions and fake a voxel effect even, it’s not perfect but the animation is really short, so it works pretty well.

Shader_Breakdown_Voxel

About the grid, I used a texture mapped on the vertices coordinates XY and ZY plans. You can easily reproduce this with triplanar mapping. In my case, i just needed to blend 2 plans.

**Now for the Glitch : **

Shader_Breakdown_Glitch_Preview

The best way for me to have a screen mapped glitch without having artefacts and map scrolling on camera movement was to get vertices view coordinates centered on the object pivot.

Shader_Breakdown_Glitch_Displacement_Mapping

Also an efficient way to have a jittering value is to simply map a noise on Time. I remapped this value to have a more glitchy style:

Shader_Breakdown_Glitch_Mask

At the end, you just need to multiply Displacement and Glitch value and multiply the output value with a right vector transformed from world to view coordinates to ensure the glitch will always look parallel to your view X axis:

Shader_Breakdown_Glitch_Combine

Here’s the complete shader sample:

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Also, here’s some references I’ve used. Transistor helped me a lot to understand colors and shapes I could use for this kind of effects.

I also used some references from LoL Program skins, Recompiled, Resogun and artworks from Bastien Grivet.

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This is Amazing!!! :kissing_closed_eyes:

Hey there, someone asked me for the source files. Here it is :eyes:

Go to “Code/Download ZIP” to get the files.

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