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Technical Artist Bootcamp: Halo 4: Content Performance Tips & Techniques

Wes Grandmont III  |  Lead Technical Art Director, Microsoft Studios (343 Industries)

Location: Room 2006, West Hall

Format: Tutorials & Bootcamps
Track: Visual ArtsProgramming
Vault Recording: Video

Getting the most out of a game engine is always challenging. In this session, you will learn effective approaches for identifying and measuring performance bottlenecks and a variety of ways to maintain high visual quality while improving rendering efficiency. Techniques learned in this session can be applied across a variety of platforms to help maintain target frame rates. Examples will be shown from HALO 4 which showcase various methods used to maintain a solid frame rate while maintaining high visual quality in demanding rendering situations.


Attendees will leave with a variety of useful techniques for addressing content performance challenges.

Intended Audience

This talk is geared toward folks who have little to no experience with methods for improving game frame rate, but are interested in learning ways to keep their game looking great and running smoothly.