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This talk will detail the techniques used to achieve high visual fidelity in the context of the uncompromisingly simplistic aesthetic of 'INSIDE', Playdead's follow-up to the critically acclaimed 'LIMBO'.
They will describe a variety of effects used to achieve an atmospheric look, including local shadowed volumetrics and a robust water-rendering system. Seeking to fine-tune every pixel led them to author lighting as entirely separate diffuse, specular and bounce-light entities, while focusing on artist-approachable tools meant utilizing analytic primitive-based ambient occlusion and screenspace reflections.
Further, they will elaborate on how the subtle details of artwork can be saved from drowning in color-banding, by properly using dithering to get rid of distracting artifacts.
The takeaway from this presentation will be a view into the tech behind a unique art style, as well as a series of specific steal-and-implement-yourself improvements to the techniques required to make a simple yet elegant aesthetic come to life.
Graphics Programmers and highly technical artists.
Welcome! You can use the Session Scheduler tool to browse sessions and build a custom event schedule. Once you've saved your personal schedule, you can access it from the free GDC Europe Mobile app (available approximately 30 days before the event). Note: use the same login/password on the Mobile app that you set up on this web site.
Step 1. Create an account. Use the "Create Account" button at the top of the right-hand corner.
Step 2. Choose a view. Select either the "List" or the "Grid" icon. (It's the same data, just a different view of the sessions.)
Step 3. Choose your sessions. Click the "Add" or "Remove" button next to each session to add it to, or remove it from, your personalized schedule.
Step 4. Review your schedule. Push the "My Schedule" button in the left column to view your selected sessions.