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Maximizing Animation and Cinematic Content Workflows for 'Just Cause 4'

Brian Venisky (Senior Technical Animator, Avalanche Studios)

Location: Room 2002, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

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Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

When planning out the needs for animation workflows during the production of 'Just Cause 4', it was necessary to rethink and revamp existing in-house animation workflows and the tools behind it all. This included building further on the groundwork of the pipeline created during development of 'Just Cause 3' for the gameplay animation team as well as building an entirely new pipeline for cutscenes in order to support a stronger push on our cinematic structure. The result was a more robust set of animation content workflows and improved tools that increased efficiency, speed, and quality. This talk will present the process of how the technical animation team went about executing some of the wants and needs of the animation and cinematics teams on JC4 that led to a much improved pipeline.

Takeaway

Attendees will learn of the approach taken to develop a more seamless and automated workflow for creating and maintaining animation and cinematic content for JC4 using both Maya and MotionBuilder.

Intended Audience

Anyone interested in animation pipelines and workflows as well as cinematic content creation and workflows.