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Visual Effects Summit: Creating the Blackwall VFX for 'Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty'

Mathieu Girard  (Senior VFX Artist, CD PROJEKT RED)

Location: Room 3006, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 1:20 pm - 1:50 pm

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

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

This talk presents how FX artists at CD PROJEKT RED remade the Blackwall visual effects for Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, including how an abstract presence integral to the story was shown uniquely through effects, the extensive challenges of bringing it to life through its numerous forms, the solutions through broad use of custom shaders, and the detailed process of each effect, including its narrative purpose, failed experiments, and solutions.


Attendees will learn about making unique visuals with technical solutions and creating effects relevant to storytelling.

Intended Audience

This talk is aimed at FX and Tech artists. A basic understanding of game rendering is required.

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