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Session Name: Rock Show VFX - The Effects That Bring Brutal Legend to Life
Speaker(s): Peter Demoreuille, Drew Skillman
Company Name(s): Double Fine Productions, Double Fine Productions
Track / Format: Visual Arts

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Overview: This session presents an overview of the process and technology used to create the visual effects for Br'tal Legend. The design and most commonly relied upon features of our particle rendering, simulation, effects timeline and climate packages will be discussed, along with significant VFX challenges that motivated development of new features. Guidelines will be presented that allow rapid feature development while maintaining performance, scalability and usability, and maximize collaboration between visual effects artists and effects programmers. These key insights and techniques are integral parts of creating the uniquely stylized effects that bring our living, breathing heavy metal world to life.

GDC 2010

Peter Demoreuille

Double Fine Productions

Drew Skillman

Double Fine Productions

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Visual Arts

Visual Arts