A while ago, working on Breached, I’ve been figuring out how to visualize a weird in-game creature called “Keeper”. It was something like an electromagnetic anomaly, stalking around and hunting for player.
The project is now using another engine and concept of those creatures completely changed, but I kinda liked the effect and decided to share it.
You’ve probably heard about blend modes available in image and video editing tools like Photoshop or After Effects. It is an important technique for content creation and has long since become an integral part of them.
But what about video games?
Say you need to use Color Dodge blending for a particle system. Or your UI-artist made a beautiful assets in Photoshop, but some of them are using Soft Light blend mode? Or maybe you’ve wanted to create some weird Lynch-esque effect with Divide blending and apply it to a 3D mesh?
In this article I will describe the mechanics behind popular blend modes and try to simulate their effect inside Unity game engine.
In case you are not interested in the details and just looking for a complete solution to use the blend mode effect in Unity, try this package on the Asset Store: http://u3d.as/b9w
Ah, just settled here. WordPress turns out to be much more pleasant experience than Tumblr. And the man insisted on a dedicated server solution, so we are running it on a Digital Ocean droplet now. They claim to be using pure SSD configs… well, whatever.