Game Development Reference
Which Distortion Effect Should I Use?
At this point, you may be wondering, “Which distortion effect should I use for what occasion?” Unfortunately, there
isn't a list of when to use what effect. And actually, I don't have an extra list for you, either. For most character anima-
tion, the Puppet tools usually handle every task I need them to. But as far as regular warping goes, I fi nd that sometimes
I prefer one effect, and sometimes that same effect just doesn't work quite right. So, it's not only a matter of personal
preference, it's a matter of personal preference for each project and job that you do. Hopefully, seeing effects at work in
several different scenarios will give you a better idea of what effects will work for the work that you do.
Figure 7.47 The Mirror effect
applied to the star layer.
Figure 7.48 The Mirror effect
applied to the smoke layer in the