Creating A Diablo Inspired Hell Rift Effect Using Unity | Level-Up: Episode 3

Learn how to craft a hell rift effect using Unity that’s sure to bring the heat.

Creating A Diablo Inspired Hell Rift Effect Using Unity | Level-Up: Episode 3

The Underworld Is Waiting In Episode 3

Here in Level-Up Episode 3, we’ll be taking you to the depths of the underworld, with this hell rift effect, inspired by Diablo. You’ll need a working knowledge of Houdini and Unity to get started with this tutorial, but we’ve provided you with the plug-in used in this video so that you can get started. 

This hell rift effect is brought to you by Benjamin Erdei, one of our VFX Artists here at Beyond-FX. He’ll be giving you an insight into how he approached this challenge, providing helpful hints and tips that you can apply to your own VFX work. 

The Step-By-Step 

To help you navigate the fires of hell, we’ve organized the video into the following key sections: 

  • Houdini 
  • Importing Effects 
  • Noise & Color 
  • Anticipation Particle Systems 
  • Additional Elements 
  • Texturing The Rift 
  • Parallax Effect
  • Finishing Touches 
  • Final Effect

We’ve provided time stamps so that you can return to each stage of the process at your own convenience. Although this is how our expert, Benjamin, captured the essence of Diablo, we encourage you to explore your own effects style using these techniques. 

Problem Solving Together 

We know this can be a daunting process, especially when you’re learning skills for the very first time. But we’re always here to help. Reach out to us in the comments section and we’ll help you along your journey. Don’t forget to communicate with each other too. We’re building a community of talented artists who have a wealth of knowledge to utilize. 

So, are you ready to brave the rifts of hell and create an effect that feels right at home in Diablo? Show us your unique creations and tell us how you used this tutorial to Level-Up!

Be sure to catch up with our previous Level-Up tutorials, Episode 1Episode 2.

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