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-Sort of a vortex effect?
-How about a cone effect? (think DnD spells “Cone of Cold”, etc.)
-An energy ball would be kind of cool.
-A Beam effect
Just a couple of suggestions off the top of my head.
I just gotten this new game Prototype and I thought that another good item group could be limbs. So could you try to create some like these. If you do it would be awesome.
Also the cloths he wears are pretty cool they would be great for heromachine 3.
sparks from the plams
Seconding confetti and palm sparks. My reasons are my own.
-A wisp of smoke, like the one coming out of the plain wand, or the cigar in HM2.x
-An ice/frost/snow effect (although perhaps this should be a pattern)
plasma weapon while firing? Like the famous BFG 🙂
a bunch of glowing particles around the hand, body, gun barrel, etc.
Maybe something that looks like it’s spinning, like air circulation or something…
I think these would look good.
Something which looks like a Mandelbrot fractal/fractal patterns in general.
A swirly spiral pattern (imagine a spiral galaxy).
Same, but one with STARS.
A nebula-like effect, misty with points of light and areas of dark.
1.an energy ball that floats just above the hand.
2.a sticky gooey slime that covers and drips from the hand
a la Toad from the X-Men.
3. plasma energy field around the hand with little plasma bubbles that float up.
4. electricity sparking outward from the fingertips.
and on a seperate note, i would love to see a suit set, with seperate pieces like an open/closed jacket, a vest, a dress shirt, a bowtie, a regular necktie, slacks, so on so forth.
and i second that frost pattern idea, although i have no idea how it should look or how to do it… well im sure you can handle this one too
how about water shooting from the hand or lava or sothin that looks like he is shooting a sharp rock
telekenetic rings around an- oh i don’t know but this helps! :
some energy rings:
My $0.02 would be for playing cards, like a poker hand.
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I think confetti could come in handy for lots of different effects.
an energy blade coming off the hand something akin to Psylocke’s “psychic knife”
i don’t really know how someone could use this but maybe a blur effect that could also maybe be a pattern? i don’t know if that could be done though.
I think energy blasts like these could be neat
an energy sphere would be nice
@Andre: I always loved George Perez’ energy effects. Good call.
An effect (and possibly a hand graphic to go with it) that makes it look like the hand is wrapped around a very brightly glowing sphere with beams of light radiating out from between the fingers.
I have 2 suggestions/requests
1.) A forward blast effect (slightly veering to each side would probably look better, then straight on, but you be the judge). That’s what I tried to capture here. http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/Hero%20Forum/Elemental-Water.jpg
2.) A summoner/burst effect (with arms spread and fire/etc. running along arms,shoulders, and head.) Not exactly what I was going for here, but the stance is right. http://i104.photobucket.com/albums/m189/acebase_2006/Hero%20Forum/Elemental-Fire.jpg
Wow I was just thinking to myself the other day that you should work on energy effects next.
As for what to include, I agree with what everyone else said about sticky/gooey, whispy, electrical, plasma and bright light stuff, especially the cone shape effects (cold, fire sparkley etc)
Also how about a puff of smoke/air super breath style.
And an effect that looks like it goes Bwooshhvvzz.
That on the hands
Idont know how that would work u would have to mak it with the arms
plus more like fire, water, lightning, tree roots, hands like wolverine and sabertooth
how about a dragged effect like this one
or a dragged star like this
or something like a plasma ball 😀
i think it would be cool to have some type of sphyracle ice ball or a bunch of little metal balls flying around your hand
mabie a couple fire balls could do the trick well those r just off the top of my head so good luck with HM3!
mabie a whole body thing could work
Feathers, if those haven’t been mentioned yet. Like a swirling cloud of them.
And some groovy swirls like this:
or a enrgy beam like this http://www.impactfolios.com/MrZero/media/beam_hall_thumbnail.jpg
I like the playing card idea…possibly with the same effects as in Xmen origins….with it does an arc like pattern…
I’d definitely like to see lightning and a type of force looking beam.
Energy effects huh?
How about these:
– Electric spiral effect:
– Hand projecting energy:
– Hands with energy:
– Another hand with energy:
– Energy field:
– Solar energy:
– Fire hand:
– Frost hand:
– Electric hand:
– Hand + smoke:
– Cloud hand:
– Healing hand:
– Hand summon:
– Hand orb:
– Magic attack:
– Hand magic cast:
– Magic resistance:
– Hand + light:
– Confetti throw:
– Magic missile:
– Lightning bolt:
– Magical endurance:
A flurry of snowflakes!
Fire or energy penatagram the suurounds the hand.
Sorry, this isn’t about the hands, but how about some single alphabetic letter logos? My bunch is pretty egotistical and they like to put their monograms on their fronts. There’s just no pleasing SOME heroes – and heroines!