I will participate to this month’ sketch : ~ Comet ~ !
To be honest, I really wanted the theme to be Music, so I decided to integrate some music elements into my sketch :]
My idea is to do some kind of game menu, something like a starry background with a rotating planet, a big comet in the foreground staying here, a huge title “COMET” synthwave style, and a fading text saying “Press X to start”, with elements synced to a catchy/upbeat music, Chipzel, Waterflame, or something else
Update : Comet
Here is my entry for the sketch !
Posted it a bit late because I had some issues to encode my video, sorry
Music used is “Is this OK ?” by Meganeko
I wanted to animate the comet around a spline and make a different intro, but it would’ve required more time to create effects for the comet movements, and for all the stuff I had in mind. So I decided to use the differents planets I made to make this less epic but still fancy intro !
The comet itself is composed of multiple meshes with some shaders & particles. On this project, I really wanted to emphasize the “painted” effect on my textures, so I didn’t used a lot of “classic” particles and I tried not to burn my colors with bloom too much (unfortunately, I didn’t took the time to make a better head for the comet)
The “Comet” title is a 3D mesh rendered on another orthographic camera, with different shaders on it; and I made multiple versions of this title, one for each planet ! I’ll try to integrate them in the future.
Anyway, I’m really happy of the outcome, because unfortunately I spent way less time on this project than on the previous one, but I’m gonna continue to improve it for sure, and when I’ll be done I’ll post a final version here
Update : Planets
So I made a customizable planet shader, this will be my main background object. I tried to keep this “brush/painted” feeling for the noise textures, to fit my references, and to go on a really stylized approach; here’s a turn-around with some features examples :
And here, some planets that I tried to make, to test the different possibilities. This thing can do cool stuff !
Starry space skybox :
Next step, Comet ! I’ll have an update this week
^ Image by Tim Barton
^ Image by Kevin-Mark Bonein
^ Image by Alena Aenami
^ Image by Sarah Carmody
I’ll do my best to finish and polish my sketch, since I’m afraid I won’t have a lot of time to work on it this month. But at least I’ll have something cool, I hope !
Don’t hesitate if you have any questions