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The Number One Educational Resource for the Game Industry

Session Name: Visual Effects Bootcamp: The Rise of Realtime
Speaker(s): Keith Guerrette, Drew Skillman
Company Name(s): Beyond-FX, Google
Track / Format: Visual Arts

In this \"state of the union\" session, two VFX veterans share their perspectives on where the industry is at, where it\'s heading, and why it\'s critically important to foster a culture of knowledge sharing and collaboration within the community. Keith Guerrette will discuss incredible innovations that are only possible when artists share knowledge freely, exploring cutting edge concepts like temperate masks, density light wrap, LUTS, raymarching , motion vectors and others. Drew Skillman will share the story behind the development of Tilt Brush, a VR Painting application , and describe how traditional VFX techniques like flip books, post processing, stateless particles, and shader trickery found fertile ground in the world beyond games. The session concludes with a hard look into the future and the role VFX will play in a world driven by realtime rendering, across a variety of novel computing platforms.

GDC 2017

Keith Guerrette


Drew Skillman


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Visual Arts

Visual Arts