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Visual Effects Bootcamp: Player Interactions Visualized

Joakim Mellergard (Technical Artist, Rare, Ltd.)

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Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Tutorial

Tutorials: Visual Effects Bootcamp

Vault Recording: TBD

Whether it influences the gameplay or not, visualizing player interaction plays a major part in grounding the experience of being in the game world. In this talk Technical Artist, Joakim Mellergard, will dive into ways of visually rewarding the player, using the environments and effects as tools. To limit the cost of adding these details, he'll also be take a look at how these effects can be integrated into assets for easy maintenance, automatic population and consistency.


Attendees will be introduced to methods of creating a richer player experience by integrating visual effects into content.

Intended Audience

This talk is intended for VFX artists or anyone interested in player experience as well as how to manage and populate the content for larger productions.