JULY #AKLGAMEDEV MEETUP – ANIMALS IN TEACUPS: AN ANIMATION PIPELINE

 

aNIMALSiNtEACUPSArtrix Senior Animator Mike Paech and Technical Artist Jeremy Koh will be speaking about the studio’s most recent released game Animals in Teacups.

This talk outlines the process it takes to develop animal model-rigging-animation. Why standard methodologies do not always work and what methods were developed to make the production better. This session is aimed to help people understand industry standards for modelling and rigging, how to address collisions issues and fur proxies.

To get the most engaging experience with interacting with animals, we will explore what type of animations requirements were set up, how dynamics and active ragdoll system play a part and giving designers control of the tech in an intuitive way.

Mike Paech is a Senior Animator at Artrix Limited. He spent a good amount of time at Gameloft New Zealand working on Ice Age Adventures and now at Artrix where he continues to create and improve animation quality. He is currently the Lead Animator for Animals in Teacups, bringing animations interactions to life in a fun and interactive way.

Jeremy Koh is a Technical Game Designer at Artix Limited, building and finding creative solutions to help both artists and designers achieve quality products.

6.30PM NZGDA ANNOUNCEMENTS + OPEN MIC

Got a problem, a bug, a job vacancy, an opportunity, an event?  Have a hoon on the mic for a minute and we’ll help you spread the word.

If you are going to make an announcement – or even if you aren’t but still want to announce something in the digest released to the 2,000+ people on meetup group the day after – please fill out this form ASAP.

NZGDA Announcements.

7PM-ISH SHOW YOUR WORK + FREE PIZZA

SHOW YOUR WORK!  If you have an unfinished game, letting others have a hoon on it at the #AKLgamedev Meetup is a great way to get support, build community buzz and get feedback.

We encourage studios to send along recruiters and budding game developers to bring along their work to show and CVs.

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We’ll be heading to Aotea House for a drink or two and continued networking.

 

 

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