We wanted to try some new technique while also sharing some love with the Snapchatters community as we are getting close to St Valentino's / Valentin'es day.
What it does
It's a digital gift to send a message to beloved ones.
How we built it
We wanted to make a liquid heart and VFX and Vertex Animation Textures seemed to be the right solution to achieve a smooth animated liquid without overloading the Lens with heavy realtime simulations.
We also used a shader to animated the veins that coat the golden amulet and make them look like a pulsating heart.
Challenges we ran into
VAT's rely on image resolution thus size limitations were present, though we compressed the normal map without any problem to give us room for space.
Accomplishments that we're proud of.
Liquids on a filter, that's all we have to say!
What we learned
VATs can have their normal maps compressed up to 95% and give us more space!
What's next for Liquid Love
We want to add the ability to for the user to input custom text.