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1st Environment Arts for Games Meetup

Environment Arts for Games
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Endorsed by Curators:
Feb 10 10:00AM - 2:00PM

What we'll do
We'll be offering a workshop covering tips and tricks from some talented environment artists from Naughty Dog. Meet other like-minded artists, network, and learn from some of the best in the gaming industry.

1. 10:00-11:00 AM
Anthony Vaccaro, Senior Environment Artist - Naughty Dog
We are pleased to welcome Naughty Dogs Anthony Vaccaro, who will be doing a talk about the creation and process of how he built the large open environments of Madagascar from Uncharted 4 and the Western Ghats from Uncharted Lost Legacy. Learn from Anthony, as he goes over how the level designs were broken up into different sections. How each level was given a theme and a style. How to utilize large, medium, and small shapes to feather out your assets. As well as how to clump assets to reduce visual noise, how to focus on detail and lack of detail to highlight specific objectives. And how the use of color and materials for your environment reads to frame pathways through a playspace. There will be a Q&A after.

2. 11:00PM-11:30PM
Mari Kuwayama, Cinematic Lighter | Huan Tran, Cinematic Lighter - Naughty Dog
We would like to welcome Naughty Dog's, Mari Kuwayama - Cinematic Lighter, and Huan Tran - Cinematic Lighter, who will be discussing the technical and creative aspects of lighting for ingame cinematics. They will offer a high level overview of their creative process, including tips and tricks. They will be using examples from the Uncharted series and will walk us through the fundamentals of how lighting works for ingame cinematics.

3. 12.00PM-12:30PM
Kirill Tokarev, Editor in Chief at
Will be talking about, the best source of valuable information about the gaming industry.

4. 12:30PM-1:00PM
Manny Fragelus, Program Director of CGMA / Modeling Supervisor
Will be discussing the future of the Environment Arts Program at CGMA.

Portfolio / Demo Reel reviews with:
- Jake Virginia Senior Environment Artist at Respawn
- Tragan Monaghan Environment Artist at Respawn
- Andres Rodriguez Senior Environment Artist at Naughty Dog
For those interested in participating in the Portfolio Review, please fill out this form:

What to bring

A hunger to learn.

Date and time set for February 10th, 2018 at 10:00AM
Location will be 14429 Ventura Blvd. Unit #122, Sherman Oaks, CA

This meet-up will not be live-streamed.

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