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Session Name: Modular Rigging in Battlefield 3
Speaker(s): Johan Ramstrom
Company Name(s): EA DICE
Track / Format: Production

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For Battlefield 3, DICE took on its most difficult challenge so far. To raise the bar for character quality in games we developed our own deformation rig, combined it with the powerful ANT animation system (used in FIFA) and extensive motion capture usage. To create a believable experience we built and managed enormous amount of assets and ways of keeping these organized. The rigging process was one of the most challenging aspects of production, with the smallest change requiring an update for almost every single asset. With a modular rigging system and a flexible animation pipeline the production team could deliver on time and quality.

GDC 2012

Johan Ramstrom


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