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Bringing Orphea to 'Heroes of the Storm'

Lana Bachynski (Senior Animator, Blizzard Entertainment)

Location: Room 3014, West Hall

Date: Wednesday, March 20

Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm

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

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Ever wonder how Blizzard Entertainment brings a new character to life in 'Heroes of the Storm'? This session will cover the art and animation process from first concept to final implementation through the lens of Orphea's development process.

In this talk, Senior Animator Lana Bachynski will detail what it takes to bring a new character into a pre-established eco-system, finding balance between multiple franchises with distinctly different art styles, and the techniques used to create powerful silhouettes, and intuitive motion all around a set of beliefs that value "gameplay first".

Takeaway

Attendees will leave with insight into the development pipeline of 'Heroes of the Storm', and how best to work with and understand your role among a variety of other disciplines.

Intended Audience

'Heroes of the Storm' fans, artists, animators, and other disciplines specifically interested in an art pipeline from Blizzard Entertainment.