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Video Game animation. Kirsten Stevens. Video Games rock!. From Nintendo to Sega, all video games are unique and fun to play!. They offer a fantastic story line, cool graphics, awesome characters, and more!. So How does it work?. Create a story. Telling a Story.

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Video game animation

Video Game animation

Kirsten Stevens


Video games rock
Video Games rock!

  • From Nintendo to Sega, all video games are unique and fun to play!

  • They offer a fantastic story line, cool graphics, awesome characters, and more!




Telling a story
Telling a Story

  • One of the most important components of a video game is an engaging story.

  • You need a fun and attention drawing plot in order to persuade the game company to take up your idea.

  • Game creators will include a storyboard typically showcasing their main characters or the setting.



Your crew
Your crew

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  • Concept Artist: draws out ideas for character, weapon, or setting design. (Rough sketches only)

  • Level Designer: creates maps and deals with lighting and interior texture of the game for consistency.

  • Modeler: Takes the Concept Artist’s work and turns it into a 3d image for the game.

  • Texture Artist: gives the artwork for the game the right colors and design.

  • Creature Setup Technician: in charge of turning the character model into a digital puppet for later animation.

  • Animator: gives character the ability to move.

  • Programmer: integrates important functions for the game to work

  • Manager: in charge of making sure the game project is on the right track in regards to meeting certain deadlines.

  • Web Designer: creates promotions for websites and commercials to gain interest in the future game.



Motion capturing video games
Motion Capturing Video Games

  • Motion Capturing came out in the mid 90’s and has been used countlessly in films. Recently, video game companies have began to use it to make their games more realistic.

  • The company will take actors/actresses and have them act out certain scenes of the game while wearing motion capturing suits.

  • Once the movement is captured, it is then taken back to the animation team to construct the rest of the design of the character.

  • Video games that have used motion capturing technology include: Beyond Two Souls, Batman: Arkham Origins, Tomb Raider, Resident Evil, and more! 3

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References
References

  • http://www.pearsonhighered.com/ 1

  • http://artistryingames.com/2

  • http://www.giantbomb.com/3