September 5th: Animation and FX for Games!
Last month’s meeting was fantastic! Andrew Seward presented his new Unity asset Player Prefs Anything, which allows for much better player prefs functionality than the out of the box version you get with Unity. Andrew is still looking for testers interested who will get a free copy of the asset! Drop in to our Discord and ask him!
Brandon Lee and Brandon Yongbanthom gave a very educational presentation on photogrammetry coming from both the amateur and professional perspectives. Brandon Y used meshroom and Blender to convert some cell phone pics into a high-res model, and Brandon L used these high-poly assets to create a game-ready asset, while giving some pro tips on how to get better results and what equipment to use.
This Month’s Speaker: Blake Parsons
This month’s speaker is another virtual speaker, the talented character animator and artist Blake Parsons! Blake works with me (Chris Hill) at Dire Wolf Digital doing animation, vfx, and video. Blake will be giving a presentation about animation in games, and I will be presenting from a more technical perspective how to integrate animation into your game.
The When & Where
The meeting is on Thursday September 5th and will start at 7pm *sharp*! Our meeting will be taking place at Tucson Games & Gadgets at the Tucson Mall. The JC Penney entrance is the best location to park. Hope to see you then!
We have a new policy: No Outside Food and Drink! Our hosts at TG&G are gracious enough to provide this space and we want to encourage purchasing refreshments from them, so please, buy a Mexican Coke or some cookies during intermission!