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Technical Artist Summit: The Art of Not Reinvent the Wheel in 'Wild Rift' Asset Pipeline

Sean Low  (Technical Art Director, Riot Games)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: N/A: I would like to deliver a virtual presentation only

Wild Rift art production expanded tremendously when it evolved from a small prototype into a major mobile title that was released in multiple regions globally, while the whole team had to Work From Home. Keeping track of this humongous library of art assets and getting answers out of it promptly is a production nightmare. Tech art came in to answer the need with a streamline asset analysis tool which solves the problem and more importantly, it is done without reinventing the wheel. No new process needed from artists, no new tech or modification needed from engineers. So in this session, we will go through the context of the problem space, the restrictions imposed before we dive deep into the implementation and the philosophy behind it.

Takeaway

Attendees will understand the components of a successful streamline solution for a large scale game production. This includes the understanding of scope, restrictions and the power of integrations.

Intended Audience

Technical artists, software engineers, artists, technical product manager. General understanding of programming and Unity might help in grasping full context but not compulsory.