An as-of-yet unused thruster effect. I ended up using something more subtle, but I thought this looked cool, so I'm sharing.
This was for Metal Savior: www.depot13.com/metalsavior
Not really any hard reference, this was just me experimenting. I was inspired by the effect in Super Ghouls n' Ghosts when the lance impacts an enemy, but I was just going off of my own memory of it.
rock! i was looking for this kind of animation as reference.
do you mind sharing your reference if you have any?
I think it need 0 angle direction. Cool.