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Valorant's Principal Animator Shared New Weapon Animation Breakdown

See how the Aemondir blade was brought to life with real-life reference and Maya.

Valorant just received a new addition to the skin collection with Aemondir bundle, which includes unique equipment and reload and finisher animations. Here's the official promo image with the Aemondir Vandal, Bucky, Sheriff, Bulldog, and Blade of Aemondir floating against the night sky with many swords embedded in a field of rocks below:


To celebrate the release of Aemondir skins, Valorant's Principal Animator Billy Vu Lam offered a behind-the-scenes look at the creation process of the melee blade weapon. As you can see in the video on top of the article, it includes real-life reference footage, Maya animation, and final in-game design.

Have a look at another Billy Vu Lam's Aemondir finisher animation breakdown:

If you want to see more the making-of Valorant animations, there are plenty of video breakdowns on the artist's page. A lot of attention to detail and real-life studies were put into these:

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