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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Visual Effects Bootcamp: Artistic Principles of VFX
Speaker(s): Hadidjah Chamberlain, Jason Keyser
Company Name(s): Blizzard Entertainment, Riot Games
Track / Format: Visual Arts

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This session presents a set of artistic fundamentals applicable when crafting VFX (magic, fire, smoke, etc). The discussion focuses on broad artistic and gameplay considerations that can be adapted to suit any game genre or art style. These principles are further broken down using case studies from both 'League of Legends' and 'Hearthstone', analyzing successful and unsuccessful implementations of each principle.

GDC 2017

Hadidjah Chamberlain

Blizzard Entertainment

Jason Keyser

Riot Games

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts