Like many others, I patiently waited for the release of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare only to find a special surprise. It seems that someone down at Infinity Ward used Action Movie Essentials for much of the in-game blood.
While playing the game for the first time I noticed something looked familiar. But it wasn’t until I started using the Sniper scope that I saw the blood up close. So I did a screen capture of my gameplay and opened it in After Effects.
I also brought in some of the blood from Action Movie Essentials that seemed like possible candidates. After scrubbing through a few frames I could see that the AME blood fit over the in-game blood like a fingerprint. It was identical except for and additional layer of small blood particles generated by the game makers.
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This was a exciting surprise for all of us at Video Copilot, especially since we are all fans of the game series. They even used a lot of the blood for the in-game cinematics, driving the rather interesting story.
The individuals that worked on the game did an excellent job blending the blood into the 3d game play too. The blood reacts to scene lighting as the time of day changes throughout the game. Aside from this effect, the game also has many amazing particle effects and spectacular graphics that we had nothing to do with… but it’s nice to know that we had a small role.
At Video Copilot we don’t expect credit or special royalties when our products are used professionally. They are made to help you and everyone save time and increase quality. Sure we get flattered and brag to our wives, but they don’t even care. The point is, we offer high quality products to everyone at reasonable prices. So be sure to check them out today. Click Here
The blood is even in the online part of the game so everyone gets a little taste of Video Copilot, especially when I clean your clock!