Gears 5 - Ice Shader and Ice Cliffs
Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cliff 8

Ice Overworld Lighting -
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Kurt kupser escapeice2

Example of the ice assets used in Escape. Level art by Boyd McKenzie.
https://www.artstation.com/dakkon

Kurt kupser escapeice

Example of the ice assets used in Escape. Level art by Boyd McKenzie.
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Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cliff 1b

Ice Cliff asset made by myself

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cliff 3b

Ice Cliff asset made by myself

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cover 1b

Ice cover asset made by Stef Velzeboer
https://www.artstation.com/stefvelzeboer

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cover 2b

Ice cover asset made by Stef Velzeboer
https://www.artstation.com/stefvelzeboer

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice spear 4b

Ice cover asset made by Stef Velzeboer
https://www.artstation.com/stefvelzeboer

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice spear 2b

Ice cover asset made by Stef Velzeboer
https://www.artstation.com/stefvelzeboer

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cliff 10

Ice Cliff asset made by Akio Kimoto
https://www.artstation.com/kimoto

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cliff 2b

Ice Cliff asset made by Akio Kimoto
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Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cliff 9

Ice Cliff asset made by Akio Kimoto
https://www.artstation.com/kimoto

Kurt kupser kurt kupser ice cliff 11

Ice Cliff asset made by Akio Kimoto
https://www.artstation.com/kimoto

A showcase of some assets using the ice shader I worked on for Gears 5. Clinton Crumpler provided the foundation for the shader. I refactored it, making changes according to feedback from art direction and optimized the shader for use in multiplayer and escape levels, reducing instruction count by 35% in the process. I also worked with Stef Velzeboer; who helped with shader development, creating variants for different ice archetypes and shader maintenance, and Ryan DowlingSoka; who created additional features such as the tri-planar bump offset and volumetric lightmap based subsurface effect and was also a tech wizard throughout the whole process.

Tech Art Direction - Colin Penty
https://www.artstation.com/stefvelzeboer
https://www.artstation.com/ryandowlingsoka
https://www.artstation.com/mediumrare
https://www.artstation.com/wildsheep
https://www.artstation.com/malcolm341
https://www.artstation.com/kezo
https://www.artstation.com/ccrumpler