Monday, 11 March 2013
Adam Make Fire
I wanted to add a little more life to my level and include light sources which aren't artificial. So I decided to add a barrel with a fire...
This is pretty much the final version of how the fire will appear in the level.
This is the material set up before it was used as a particle system. It consists of a lava texture with bump offset which pans through the fire to give it variation in the flames. I also added a panning texture on the main flame so it isn't so obvious that the flame is just a repeated plane.
For the final touches I added a spot light, adjusting the colour and brightness to light up the area around the house. The warm colour from the fire is a nice contrast against the coldness of the environment. In game it also brings the level to life having movement
All I need to do now is to figure out how to make the light flicker, then I should be done!