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Animation Summit: Animation and Customization in 'The Sims 4'

Yusun Chung  (Lead Animator, Electronic Arts)

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

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: No

'The Sims 4' animations are created to support a diverse range of characters and Build/Buy objects. We will look into both our aesthetic considerations and technical workflows for producing Animations for optimal customization. It includes acting considerations, IK retargeting, use of block model, and content verification using our proprietary art graph editor, SAGE.


Gain insight into the aesthetic considerations and implementation workflows necessary to create animations for customizable characters, clothing, and interactable objects.

Intended Audience

Animation students or professionals who are interested in learning how 'The Sims 4' Animations are created to support a wide range of in-game customization in highly interactive social life simulation games.