The Broken Tangent

Animation of Kurtis Paddock

Post 9 - Zagara Hearth

*The contents below are my own opinions and not that of my employer*

6 Legs and 3 Tendrils

When my name came up to animate the hearth/recall on Crypt Queen Zagara, and all of her skins, I was excited and honored, but a bit overwhelmed. In addition to the challenges of animating her insect anatomy, Zagara is a popular Hero that's been in play since the initial launch of the game. Needless to say, I felt the pressure of making this as epic as possible.

At the time, we were in the midst of the Kel'Thuzad announcement cinematic. One thing that stood out was the shot where Zagara comes up from underneath Sgt. Hammer's tank, utilizing her burrowing skills. We really wanted to showcase more of that awesome Zerg ability and power in this hearth.

Hope you enjoy!