I'm still pretty new at VFX. You can see what I've done so far on DeviantArt
! (don't look at the 2D stuff ಠ_ಠ)
I want to try and do as many entries as possible by January. :B
My first idea is to do something PROJECT-y.
The idea: a projectile will fire from the first sphere. The projectile hits the second sphere. The sphere gains an indicator. There is a short delay while the indicator fills up, and then an explosion.
I thought it'd be best to do a rough pass, making sure I can do all the things I want to do, before actually coming up with the proper art. This is what I've managed to do in the past hour or so. Getting the bar to fill up was more complicated than I expected. :P
What I really want is for the indicator to fill up from two directions, like so:
I have yet to figure that out though. :PRealtime VFX Thread