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Visual Effects Summit: Shader Sauce: How to Use Shaders to Create Stylized VFX

Veer Sharma (VFX Artist, Beyond-FX)

Location: Room 202, South Hall

Date: Monday, March 16

Time: 1:20pm - 1:50pm

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

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

This talk focuses on simple shader concepts and tricks that are used to create stylized VFX without the need for hand drawn animations. Using practical examples, Beyond-FX's VFX artist Veer, will go over some fundamental techniques that can be used as part of your shader library to easily integrate into stylized VFX assets, allowing for easy prototyping and iteration. These concepts can be layered onto each other to create more intricate effects.


Attendees will gain a higher level understanding of the concepts required to create shader based stylized effects. Using practical examples, they will gain an insight into how certain VFX were created using these principles.

Intended Audience

Entry level to intermediate Realtime VFX artists who would like an intro to the fundamental techniques and shaders used to create stylized VFX. Knowledge of 3D packages, texturing software and game engines would be beneficial to gain the most out of this talk.