Finished Batman Arkham Origins the other day and I liked the falling snow from the startup screen so I thought I would try to create that effect myself. Once got 30 minutes into the project I realized I needed something in the scene to help give the scene depth. I immediately thought of the batarang. I plan on having the batarang fly from one side of the camera to another and also have it move/accumulate snow as it flies by.
Here is the snow that I initially created. (3 particle systems with different mass and a force field/turbulence to control direction)
This is the batarang, it was pretty easy to model. I still need to put Bat’s logo in the centre, Im not sure if i want to do the one from the game or use the Dark Knight logo which I already have created.
I have empties which allows for the batarang to open and close its wings. I would like to show it closed or opening during the animation but I don’t see how it would fit into the animation. The only viable way is to show batmans hand open it and throw but I really don’t want to model the hand. Maybe if I create a turntable I can show the wings opening and closing.
This is where I left off last night. I textured the batarang and took a test render of it with the snow.
Here is my current todo list:
-Add collision between batarang and snow
-Create better background
-Tweak composition in the compositor