[FX] Degen Aura

Discussion in 'Visuals' started by Infrisios, Jan 8, 2011.

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  1. Infrisios

    Infrisios Moderator

    Implemented! Thanks for all the comments and congratulations!

    Hey guys,

    Degen Aura got no aura graphics atm. Obviously, that sucks.

    I had a bunch of ideas, all with complicated runes forming an aura and stuff (the Textures\Rune1d.blp texture has been suggested often for example), but I thought for an aura with such a small AoE we shouldn't have have an intricate rune but rather something subtle.
    So if I got that right degen comes from degeneration, and the easiest way to display that would be to make it look like Omniknight drains the energy from units around him.

    Sadly, it is difficult to show this kind of emitter in a screenshot.
    Here's the best one I made:


    I highly recommend checking the testmap to know how it looks, the screenshot is not representative at all.

    If you don't want to check it, but are experienced with modeling:
    It is a particle emitter using Textures\ShockwaveWater1.blp tinted white-yellow/yellow/white-yellow (roughly 0.5/1/1->0/1/1->0.5/1/1 B/G/R), scaling from 200 to 75 with -50 gravitation.

    The MSI is 314 byte, that's about 1/50 of an icon for an item.

    I'd be glad for any kind of feedback as long as it is constructive.
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2011
  2. L|Enzo

    L|Enzo Well-Known Member

    i like it :D
  3. Yuki

    Yuki Well-Known Member

    I like it too.
  4. Captain Planet

    Captain Planet Moderator

    Nice effect but I don't quite think it's "Holy" enough =/
  5. Infrisios

    Infrisios Moderator

    Well it's not exactly his most holy ability, either :D
    How would you make it more holy? It already got "holy color", thought that was more than enough.
  6. Dark Rogue

    Dark Rogue Well-Known Member

    Looks quite nice, very... demoralising [​IMG]
    Just trolling, T-Up
  7. Vot1_Bear

    Vot1_Bear Well-Known Member

    Yellow is enough i guess.
    Well, anything other than current deserves a t-up :D
    Does it perfectly fit the AoE? it'll be real helpful if it is
  8. Dark Rogue

    Dark Rogue Well-Known Member

    I doubt it, and it would look quite bad if it did. The Degen Aura AoE is fairly small, but that doesn't mean it should be outlined.
  9. jesusatan

    jesusatan Well-Known Member

    T-up, Omni needs this.
  10. Infrisios

    Infrisios Moderator

    No, does not fit the AoE.
    AoE would be 300.
    The FX starts invisible with 200 AoE, slowly becoming visible until it's 125 AoE, then getting invisible again until it is 75 AoE, where they technically disappear. That makes it "look like" an AoE of about 150-175.

    I tried an AoE of 300, but it did not look good at all.
  11. Schremba

    Schremba Well-Known Member

    The effect itsself doesn't look bad, but I think its somehow too big (Hard to explain, though. Maybe because all aura effects are that size, but cover a much larger AoE... Don't know.). I think it wouldn't hurt if the size could be reduced a bit.
  12. Valteos

    Valteos Well-Known Member

    T-Up nice degen aura representation
  13. nEr0

    nEr0 Well-Known Member

    T-up !! Eye-Candy
  14. Cyampagn

    Cyampagn Well-Known Member

    Mhh I would rather have a bigger, holier effect implemented.

  15. Sven2k

    Sven2k Moderator

    First Blood

    Double Kill

    Tripple Kill

    Ultra Kill



    O wai...
    Fuuuu T_T , well still atleast it's better than nothing
  16. Black.Lotus

    Black.Lotus Well-Known Member

    Well, without an aura effect it is great... also... why does it need to be a "holy" aura... just cause Omni is a holy knight it doesn't mean that his aura needs to be holy too. All in all I give it a try. T-UP!! But I still think that Omni would be better without an aura. Well, we'll see.
  17. dominator02

    dominator02 Well-Known Member

    Looks more degenerating aura.

  18. KiReNnA~!

    KiReNnA~! Well-Known Member

    The aura motion is really good, however it doesn't look holy enough.

  19. Apheraz

    Apheraz Well-Known Member

    T up for simplicity and effectives of an idea.
  20. God_ii

    God_ii Well-Known Member

    t-up simply because it is better than nothing.
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