Developing a thermography shader #1

By September 21, 2016 Development, Heart of Scrap

Hey there,

my name is Patrick. I’m one of the artists here @ chasing carrots an currently i’m working on a thermography shader for HoS (Heart of Scrap). The idea behind this is, to give the player a quick and familiar overview over the heat-distribution of his BattleConstruct.

I’m aiming for something like this:

My first idea would be a distance based shader. The further away a pixel is from the center of an object, the darker it will be rendered. Then i map some nice colors over this gradient. Voila: Not that bad for the first shot:

heat_firsttry

Next steps will be: Develop this look further in the context of the game (with UI, environment and everything), then creating a realtime shader which can reproduce the look in an acceptable render speed.

Stay tuned…

patrick

About patrick

Co-Founder, Managing Director, 3D & UI Design

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