[Riot Creative Contest 2017] - floorpeas

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I wanted to practice something stylised as my work has been all predominantly realistic. 
My initial idea was to do a tangling vine type effect but studying the LoL characters there is something already existing for this kind of idea. I may continue with this idea also, time permitting. Using the same base idea I can create a few different ideas.

I personally love the EarthShaker's fissure power from DotA2 for gameplay and visuals, so want to experiment with abilities along this line.

Tangle Root - Cast Roots into the ground which burrow underground before exploding up to strangle the victim
Mole Slap - Casts moles which burrow into the ground before exploding up to slap the victim.

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    floorpeas polycounter lvl 6

    Basic idea of the tangle idea. Replacing vines with a mole idea as secondary idea. I am going to get things engine (as is my Lead's moto at work) as fast as possible as its a lot easier to test concepts and change things when they are in the "real world" and working.
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    I've spent the last few days testing and working on bits and pieces and forgot to post updates. So "fast forward" of updates incoming:

    Quick geo shapes to test the burrow idea. Hopefully enough variation to give different shapes and not look too repeated.


    Vines and bones system. Max script to animate the boned vine to match the spline curved animated bones


    Test of particle emitter and mouse powered anim


    Adding anim bones to power the animation - speed and flow to be adjusted later when rest of the elements are working. Vine rough tangle anim and placements

    Vines probably a little too thin, or need to wrap around further. Due to the maxscript I can update the spline, animation and export in seconds.
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    floorpeas polycounter lvl 6

    Mole ref moodboard for style of character and shape

    left - Initial mole shape. Way too skinny and didnt look great
    mid left - Squished proportions to be more mole-like
    mid right - First pass texture painting basic areas
    right - Second pass on textures and detail. This guy is going to be quite small so doesnt need too much detail


    Basic rig and skinning test on simple range of motion


    Checking the texture doesnt deform too much
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    PopUp anim and attack anim
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