Link Markers - Substance Designer Exercise

I really like Yu-Gi-Oh and it's been something I've wanted to put in my Portfolio. The question was, how? I decided after messing around in Substance Designer that I could mimic the pattern used in the Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS anime when a Link Monster is summoned. I like the complexity of the pattern and it turned out to be a neat project involving lots of shapes, masking, and building using shape nodes. Overall I'm happy with the result. Pattern is 100% Substance Designer, Yu-Gi-Oh card and the franchise is property of Konami.

Turntable of the material. Card is not mine, Pattern is 100% Designer.

Charlie foreman link summon ep 14

Reference Image used, from Yu-Gi-Oh VRAINS episode 14. Property of Konami.

Charlie foreman link arrows graph

Graph!~ I used the graph to mainly build out the shapes with height then used a little Metallic and Emissive to enhance the base color, which was used as the final mask with Opacity

Charlie foreman link arrows basecolor

Albedo

Charlie foreman link arrows opacity

Opacity

Charlie foreman link arrows emissive

Emissive

Charlie foreman link arrows output

AO

Charlie foreman link arrows height

Height

Charlie foreman link arrows roughness

Roughness

Charlie foreman link arrows normal

Normal

Charlie foreman link arrows metallic

Metallic

Here's a bonus render with a Link Monster just because I wanted to include how the summon works from the show