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Arthas, Lord of The Dance

This is a demo of Luster's skeletal animation capabilities, as well as the ability to do real-time effects such as normal mapping and shadows. The user can play the animation, scrub through it and fly around the model. The normal maps were automatically generated from the original textures. The shadow effects include shadow mapping and variance shadow maps (VSMs). The 2D interface was created in Adobe Flash and imported directly into Luster. The model itself is Arthas as the Lich King from World of Warcraft. It was taken into Maya, where it was animated and exported as a Luster-supported format.

If you're interested in finding out more details on how this was accomplished, check out the Arthas (of Warcraft fame) getting down in Luster blog post.

Arthas, the Lich King and World of Warcraft are copyright Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.


  • W - Move Forward
  • S - Move Backwards
  • A - Move Left
  • D - Move Right
  • X - Move Down
  • Space - Move Up
  • Tab - Reset Camera
  • Shift - Decrease Move Speed
  • Ctrl - Increase Move Speed
  • Hold Left Click - Look Around