I am learning to do VFX on my own and I wanted to create my on energy blast for a game I'm working on. Does anybody have any tutorials or ways to create this. I am familiar with Maya particles but It doesn't look like a beam, any suggestions?
Model a cylinder or camera oriented poly and paint an animated texture for it. Some of the best in game VFX come from the company Relic Entertainment. The Warhammer 40K games and Company of heroes games have extremely well painted explosives & weapons fire, well animated and visually impressive particle systems and a great use of dynamic lighting added to these VFX.