My entry to the Riot art contest hosted by Polycount won the first place in the VFX category! You can watch the final submitted animation above and a compilation of some action shots in the picture below. I received a lot of questions regarding techniques I used so I’m going to do a detailed breakdown in the near future.
Winner announcement page: http://www.polycount.com/riotcontest2014winners
Polycount WIP thread: http://www.polycount.com/forum/showthread.php?t=141656