“Blizzard entertainment: Diablo 3 cinematics wing effects” by Yang, Chang, LaBarge, Pilgrim and Burton

  • ©Christopher Yang, Hosuk Chang, Bill LaBarge, Jeremy Pilgrim, and Jason Burton




    Blizzard entertainment: Diablo 3 cinematics wing effects



    For Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo 3 cinematics, the archangels Imperious and Tyreal possessed wings that were an extension of each character’s actions and mood. The fire and celestial wing effect concepts augmented the animation of the wings and reflected each angel’s personality. A system was designed to allow for minimal use of disk space, simulation cycles, and artist time. Imperious alone had 44 individual feathers that comprised his wings.

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