News: GDC 2015: Autodesk Spotlights New Tools and Leading Developers
(February 18, 2015) As Game Developers Conference 2015 draws near, Autodesk is gearing up to unveil the latest updates to the award-winning game creation tools, including an exclusive technology preview. Throughout the show, Autodesk will also highlight developers behind some of 2014’s most popular AAA and indie titles with customer presentations and a gaming-themed Design Night featuring guest speakers, a pop-up arcade, 3D-printed swag and more.
Preview of New Game-Making Tech from Autodesk
Wednesday, March 4, 3:30-4:30pm, Moscone Convention Center, West Hall, Rm. 3003
Autodesk is offering an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the development path of a recent addition to its suite of game-making tools.
Autodesk Customer Showcase
In the Moscone Convention Center, West Hall, Rm. 3003, Autodesk customers from AAA and indie markets will take to the stage to talk about the tools and techniques they use everyday to create great games. Audiences worldwide will also be able to view the presentations via live stream on AREA, which include:
Character Cloth and Hair Tech in Bungie’s “Destiny”
Wednesday, March 4, 11:00am-12:00pm
Learn firsthand from Tom Sanocki and Natalie Burke how Bungie’s team of artists created the token cloth and hair featured in the hit first-person shooter “Destiny.”
Blending Cinematic and Gameplay Animation in “The Order: 1886”
Thursday, March 5, 11:30am-12:30pm
See how the team behind third-person shooter “The Order: 1886” re-thought traditional animation systems and developed new approaches to blend motions in believable ways.Animators Adam Byrne and Daniel Sipes illustrate how they used advanced engine technology to render all of the cinematics in real-time for the game.
Making Games, Building Community, Being Indie
Thursday, March 5, 4:00-5:00pm
A panel of indie game makers from Cupcakes & Critters, Modern Dream and Barking Mouse Studios share their secrets to success in this panel about building and maintaining ties to the indie community.
GDC-Themed Design Night
On Thursday, March 5, from 6:00pm-10:00pm Autodesk will transform its Gallery into a gamin haven, as it continues its recurring Design Night event series. In honor of GDC, this month’s soiree will feature exhibits, speakers and hands-on activities related to game design. It will take place at the Autodesk Gallery on One Market St., second floor, and general admission includes access to food, open bar, presentations, exhibits and activities. For pricing and additional details visit: http://www.autodesk.com/gallery/design-nights
To learn more about Autodesk's complete lineup of GDC 2015 activities, visit area.autodesk.com/gdc2015