Yoeri -Luos- Vleer - Sketch #5 Kaiser Pulse

Hello everyone!

This is actually the first time I was able to find enough time and join in on a sketch.
I always like making weird lasers and other cannon vfx so I thought it was a good opportunity to just goof off and do something silly. I wish I had some more time to push it a bit further but the result makes me smile a bit so I think I achieved my goal. (goof off and make something silly)

I recorded most of the process during livestreams which can be found here:

and the final video can be seen here:

While I was goofing off with all the pewpewpew’s I did get some help from others.

So special thanks to: Celeste from Panda Studios!
She helped me iterate on my simple timing blueprint and made my life so much better.
https://forums.unrealengine.com/showthread.php?81407-Panda-Studios-creating-BP-C-systems-and-offering-personal-training-consulting!-w-10-reviews!

Cannon Mesh made by: David Sanchez Rivira
David offered to make a cannon for the thing during one of my lifestreams, I accepted the offer.


Cannon unwrapped/textured by: Alessa Baker
Alessa has been kind enough to pull the cannon trough Quixel for a nice skin.

Meshes/Particles/cannon effects made by me.
Things I would do different/add if I had the time:

  • I’d spend a hell of a lot more time on getting the timing and impact right, its something I am occasionally struggling with quite a bit, and consider it my Achilles heel still. Its getting better, but I really need to keep focusing and improving myself.

  • I’d add more KAPOW the moment the cannon shoots, besides having something animated on the cannon to add impulse, I would add a temporary massive blast at the tip of the cannon to add more power to the blast.

  • Animate the entire cannon. sadly there was no time for this, between work and having to wait for David & Alessa to find some time themselves I didnt have time to animate the cannon. Its all good since its not really mandatory for this sketch but it would’ve added quite some more oomph.

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Damn! That angle going into the camera xD. Those red crazy trails are so good.

Definitely feels like something different than a traditional effect! That explosion at the end is the best :heart_eyes:

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So how did you die?

DEATH BY RAINBOWS!!!

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Shoot ME in the face with THE PARTY GUN!

:slight_smile:

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