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Animation Summit: When Will the Attack Land?

Nathan Dunlap (Lead Animator, Respawn Entertainment)

Location: Room 301, South Hall

Date: Monday, March 16

Time: 3:50pm - 4:20pm

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

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

The difference between a challenging encounter in Jedi: Fallen Order and a frustrating one can largely depend on the player knowing exactly when an enemy attack is going to land. Gleaned from our animation post mortem, this talk presents some important animation principles which showcase how effective posing can telegraph the moment of damage in an enemy attack.


A precise and focused look at anticipation in combat animation.

Intended Audience

Attendees with an interest in animation and Star Wars.