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Sure, it’s not that special, but i really like how Blizzard used the billboards in this asset. Much older games sometimes used billboards for whole objects which was slightly obvious. But in this Warcraft 3 asset i really appreciate how they combined 2D and 3D. And my special “wow” comes from the fact, that the sphere-billboards get brighter and darker depending on from where you look at them.

Source: Warcraft 3

2 thoughts on “Warcraft 3 – Billboards

    1. Simon Post author

      Yes or – this thought I’ve got after thinking more about it – maybe those spheres “just” get lit like the other geometry and if you rotate them away from the sun you might get this result. Because at the end, it’s “just” geometry. Right?


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