1. Monument Valley lead designer Ken Wong talks about how the impossible art of M.C. Escher and being embedded in a UX studio led ustwo games to create a chart-topping game in which every screen was a piece of art. He discusses how rethinking games as user experiences inspired the team to trade challenging puzzles for an aesthetic journey, and why keeping that journey short but sublime won the game new audiences.

     

  2. sydleys:

    pegasus-anarchy:

    Ñam Ñam Ñam

    Never give me this software. I will literally never get anything done.

    (Source: graphrofberk, via tanzaniteflight)

     

  3. Game of Thrones, Season Four VFX Breakdown by Rodeo FX

    Rodeo FX is proud to present some of the amazing VFX work they created for Game of Thrones. Along with other world-class VFX studios, Rodeo FX was rewarded with the prestigious 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects

    Source: Rodeo FX Official Vimeo

     
     

  4. The Making of Hellblade by Ninja Theory

    Source: Ninja Theory Official Vimeo

     
     


  5. (Source: clockworkgate, via nerdsandgamersftw)

     

  6. Sneakpeak of Pixar’s Newest Short Lava

    Source: Yahoo! Movies

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  7. Into the Storm VFX Breakdown by Method Studios

    Source: CGMeetUp.net

     
     

  8. The Amazing Spider-Man 2 VFX Behind the Scenes

    Source: CGMeetUp.net

     
     

  9. The 66th Annual Emmys | The Animation and Visual Effects Winners You Didn’t See on TV

    The Emmy Awards Show had plenty of Emmys to give out last night on-air, and unfortunately all animation and visual effects categories weren’t part of this group. So here are the animation and visual effects category winners of the 66th Annual Emmys.

    Outstanding Animated Program | Bob’s Burgers

    Outstanding Short-Format Animated Program | Disney’s Mickey Mouse

    Outstanding Special and Visual Effects | Game of Thrones

    Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role | Black Sails

    Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance | Harry Shearer for The Simpsons

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Jasmin Lai, Background Painter

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Nick Jennings, Art Director

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Ian Worrel, Art Director

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Narina Sokolova, Background Painter

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Valerio Venture, Background Designer

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Sean Szeles, Storyboard Artist

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Cameron Baity, Animator

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Dmirty Malanitchev, Color Design Director

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Charles Ragin, Background Designer

    Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation | Nick Edwards, Character Designer

    Source: http://www.emmys.com/awards/nominees-winners

     


  10. dailydot:

    Congratulations, gamer girls—you’re officially at the top of the food chain when it comes to games. A new study released by the Entertainment Software Association has revealed that adult women now occupy the largest demographic in the gaming industry. Women over 18 made up a whopping 36 percent of the gaming population, followed by adult men at 35 percent. 

    (via weeaboo-chan)

     

  11. The Modeling and Rigging of The Last of Us by Naughty Dog | Presented by Autodesk

    Judd Simantov, 3D artist and Co-founder of Game Character Academy, presents his work on Naughty Dog’s latest project, The Last of Us. His presentation shows the techniques he used in modeling and rigging the game’s primary characters, and he covers special considerations for artists who want to maximize realism and evoke an emotional response from players.

     
     


  12. Courtesy of CGMeetup.net and Naughty Dog, this link will take you to a series of developmental videos that go behind the scenes of the acclaimed video game The Last of Us.

     

  13. wannabeanimator:

    The Book of Life (2014) Official Trailer #2

    (via tanzaniteflight)

     
     

  14. Behind the Scenes of Shadow of Mordor

    Go behind the scenes of the game Shadow of Mordor with its talent cast of actors including Troy Baker and Alastair Duncan. This game is set to be released on October 3, 2014. 

    Source: CGMeetup.net

     
     

  15. Episode 1: Exploring the Principles of Animation with MODO

    MODO artist extraordinaire, Brian Vowles, introduces his training series, Exploring the Principles of Animation in MODO. It’s awesome. It’s free. What’s not to love? Don’t have MODO and want to follow along? Grab a trial! http://community.thefoundry.co.uk/trymodo/

    Like what you see? You can view all 12 episodes of this MODO Animation series right here on CGMeetup.net.