The effect was, at first, difficult to learn. I haven't worked much in Adobe After Effects, the software used to create the effect, but I had enough knowledge to develop our own process to replace a robot character's eye with a light that brings him to life.
The tutorial was made for other visual effects artists working on the DEAD ED team, but, since the video was decently put together, I wanted to share it to my fellow creators at Reel Nation Media. You can view the video below:
With this video, I hope for those looking to achieve the similar effect will avoid the frustrations of figuring this out from scratch!
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