With the start of the new season of King of Glory S26, the concept CG we created for the new Champion 暃 is officially online. For their new champion, I served as the CG teaser video director, working with my team to create a brand new hero story to make people excited for the new season.
暃, a rebellious and indifferent character, chooses to break the memories of innocence and the blades of power when facing a crisis. Breaking free from the luxurious and indulgent lifestyle in Yu City, 暃 transforms into a magnificent hero who treads on jade.
As director, I was challenged to create a new way of storytelling - using 2D animated graphics on top of their in-game iconic jade instruments. I studied deeply on Chinese jade, having late night meetings with our 2D and 3D team to make sure both texture are convincing and practical in production. I had the great opportunity to work closely with every member of the team - from the storyboard artist, 3D designers, animators, and my CG supervisor.
When the CG film was released, it immediately went viral on the internet and gained several million views within seconds.
In Game Content
Behind the scene moments from the production. You can see the progress from 3D to 2D development.
As director, it is important to manage the flow and rhythm of the piece. Here is the initial animatic I created for the team to reference. 85% of the shots turned out straight into the final video.
创意Creative & Story：树一/男男男男/Zuheng
VFX：郭子彰 / 李根/黎志鹏/KEke