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Technical Artist Roundtable

Jeff Hanna  |  Sr. Technical Artist III, Volition


Location: Room 112, North Hall

Format: Roundtable
Track: Visual ArtsProgramming
Vault Recording: Not Recorded


The roles of technical artists continue to change and grow. Each project brings new opportunities for TAs to improve the lives of the artists around them and help increase the quality of the game. With responsibilities like content creation pipelines, look development, and the creation and management of asset tracking systems; increasingly, the lines between programmer and artist are blurring for technical artists. Tool creation, scripting, shader creation, working with both programmers and artists, and managing workflow are all skills required of a modern technical artist. This roundtable will bring together technical artists from across the industry to share their knowledge, experiences and tips for being the best at their jobs.

Takeaway

Participants will learn what common skills effective technical artists share and how to apply these skills to their specific company. Participants will leave with a better understanding of tech art and the value it will bring to their projects.

Intended Audience

This roundtable is open to technical artists who strive daily to improve workflow, increase efficiency and maintain art production pipelines. Artists and programmers are welcome too, as their thoughts and expectations will help define the roles of all technical artists.