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Taking Animation Project Learning into the Virtual Environment
Monday, 02 November
16:15 - 18:00
Kobe Int’l Exhibition Hall No. 2 Meeting Room 2A, Level 2

Taking Animation Project Learning into the Virtual Environment

This paper demonstrates how a team of honours-level students explored a new area of game interaction, supported by an academic structure that provided flexibility, opportunity and encouraged independent exploration. This project combines the cinematic aesthetic of film, the interactivity of video gaming and the immersion of virtual reality (VR) to create a compelling and unique visual experience, at a production quality level equal to an industry prototype. The academic structure similarly was required to show great flexibility and respond to the students' needs with agility. Along this journey the students gained skills with advanced 3D modelling techniques, motion-capture, the 3D goggles Oculus Rift, the game engine Unreal Engine 4, as well as other supporting skills such as script writing and concept art.


Gray Hodgkinson , Massey University, New Zealand

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