2013    - PS3, 360, PC -   RockSmith 2014


- Tone driven ring-waves, Oscillator (3d sound wave tunnel), burning amps FX
- Portal FX that joines the players 'loft' and the 'concert' via two render targets
- Technical design and direction or various systems like the lighting state system, post effect system, etc
- Fixed issues the environment artists were having, general art maintenance and pipeline workflow


Other artwork contributed by:

Amps and Gear created by JD Cragg and Michael Climer.
Background loft created by Marc Campbell and Steve Coyle.
Note-way (fret) and Strings created by Andy Littleton.

Portal Effect:

"Your living room wall dissolves away and a stadium of your imagination is reviled from behind."

 

Sound waves and the Oscillator Effects:

Input sound was converted into a series of constants that fed into the shader, determining the look of the waves generated by the amps.
Frequency / tone was represented by the length of the wave. ( How many waves went around each ring. )
Fuzz, distortion and other pedal effects were represented by the line 'quality' of the wave, lerping between the R,G,B & A channels of the ring texture.
Color represented the relative octave with lower octaves having cooler values.
All shaders were all hand coded in .hlsl with proprietary .nsl headers defining different constants for each platform.


Plasma effects bleed from the amps when the player is doing well.


1 min. video of the finished product:

 

 


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