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Robert Bantin (Snowdrop Audio Architect, Ubisoft Entertainment Sweden AB)
Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Audio Pass - Get your pass now!
Vault Recording: TBD
Audience Level: Intermediate
Its been 5 years since we showed how the Snowdrop Engine delivered high-fidelity environmental acoustic effects for "Tom Clancy's The Division 2". With "Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora" these technologies had to be adapted or re-designed to a planetary scale, while also maintaining their fidelity at a city scale. Not only was this achieved, but the quality bar was significantly raised to deliver ever more detailed acoustic effects such as: Physically accurate early and late reflections; more elegant direct field estimation; and ambience effects that fit perfectly into a natural outdoor environment. Also, beyond the simple emitter management of The Division 2, the entire system has been reworked into a hierarchy of budget-able layers that is entirely data driven by the end-user.
Geometry metrics that worked in an urban environment can be made to work in an organic environment. ERs and LRs can be achieved through use of ray-cast layers. Fidelity at both city-scale and planetary-scale is possible so long as the granularity of what should remain in focus is intelligently controlled.
Sound designers, audio directors and audio programmers. The audience should find this talk immensely useful in showing how realistic acoustics (and other ambience effects) can be implemented in a 3D open world game, while also demonstrating the value it has to player immersion.