Gears 5 - Advection Ice and Frozen Vegetation Shaders
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I created the shaders for the frozen vegetation, advection ice and the blue ice. Stef Velzeboer did additional work on the shader to customize it for the ice spear.

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Example of the advection ice assets applied to some assets. Models and texturing by Cat Yang
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A closer look at the frozen vegetation shader applied to a leaf card

Working with tech, level, VFX and art direction teams, I created the visual target and master shader for the advection ice that is frozen to trees and buildings throughout the game. I also made the frozen vegetation shader. I worked with Stef Velzeboer; who helped with shader development and maintenance, and Ryan DowlingSoka; who did the math for the tree occlusion, improving the workflow for placing numerous advection ice assets in a level, and was also a tech wizard throughout the whole process. Also shout out to Mandy Morland who created some Houdini magic to generate the icicles on a variety of different meshes.

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