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Visual Effects Bootcamp: Zip! Thwack! Ping! Animation Principles of VFX

Speaker:

Michael Lyndon (Senior Technical Artist, SideFX)

Location: Room 2001, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 20

Time: 11:20am - 12:20pm

Pass Type: All Access, GDC Conference + Summits, GDC Summits - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Tutorial

Tutorials: Visual Effects Bootcamp

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

In this talk, Senior Technical Artist Mike Lyndon will look at the 12 principles of animation as they apply to VFX. You will learn the high level principles and then see how to use these ideas in creating better VFX for different styles of games. Expect a lot of tips and tricks to help improve your VFX and get a better understanding of the thought process behind designing a solid effect. This talk is software agnostic and focuses on the why behind the numbers and sliders that artists can sometimes get lost in.

Takeaway

Attendee’s will leave with a solid foundation of the 12 classic principles of animation and how to apply them to creating VFX. This will include ideas for improving explosions, magic, rigid body destruction and other VFX.