Escape Studios, game design

  • University for the Creative Arts Canterbury
  • University for the Creative Arts Epsom

Members of the UCA Epsom Art&Design Club, UCA Canterbury Art&Design Club and University of Westminster Art&Design Club came together for a VFX taster day at visual effects academy Escape Studios in central London.

The Masterclass began with a talk by the tutors on their roles and the range of potential careers in the games industry, and then each young person enjoyed an hour’s session in three specialisms: animation, game art and VFX. They were introduced to Maya software and created a basic room containing some objects, which they lit; they created a realistic, moving flag, looking at surface and environment; and they used pre-programmed ‘skins’ to represent a standard character. Overall, the workshop gave everyone a good introduction to games software and a real insight into how animations are created.

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