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Tackling Large Scale Destruction FX: Lessons Learned From Raam's Shadow DLC


This presentation will introduce the various types of destruction options used in Gears of War 3's DLC Raam's Shadow and explain their specific uses, with the focus ultimately being large scale destruction effects. We'll look at gameplay implications, various optimization techniques and efficiency cheats, followed by what makes destruction in games look good. Finally we'll dive into cross-departmental destruction tasks, where communication is key.

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  • GDC 2012
  • Francois Antoine
  • Epic Games, Inc.
  • free content
  • Game Design
  • Design