In our last video you saw a glimpse of my pencil test for our death explosion at the intro to the video. Well for this update, I thought it would be cool to show that aspect of animation. I used Adobe Flash CS6 to awkwardly stumble my way through creating two additional effects. First up is a standard dusty collision for when you smack into an asteroid or something. The second is an explosion for our Blast Beetle (shown in the first art asset video). I wanted a flash of fire that isn't too big or violent. I settled on a swirling spark effect to give us some motion and distinguish itself from the death explosion. I'll paint it to be primarily red. I hope you guys enjoyed something a little different this week. See you soon.
[update] Here are a couple GIFs of the pencil tests featured here:
Music: "Chango Island" by Kupa (nimbo.org)