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Aaron Aikman

Senior Technical Artist II

Warcraft III: Reforged

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Work

Created specialty shaders together with Rick Gilliland near the end of the project

Duration

1 month

Shaders

Night Elf Cloaking

Warcraft 3 Cloaking

The final effect ended up being a more subtle version of this which did not animate.

Crystal Shader

Our objective was to create a more convincing look with minimal added textures, so the effect is really just parallax and some Fresnel.

Crystal 1Crystal 2Crystal 3

The second two are just comparisons for with and without the effect, which was later masked to only affect the crystal

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For more info please visit the Warcraft III: Reforged Official Website

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Aaron Aikman is a Senior Technical Artist II with 7+ years of experience. He focuses mainly on shaders, pipeline, and problem-solving.