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Autodesk have published some Splinter Cell: Blacklist development videos in their Digital Entertainment & Visualisation Community website, Area. They explain how using tools like 3DS Max, MotionBuilder and Scaleform, Ubisoft Toronto has taken the latest generation of Splinter Cell to the next level.​

In the first video the designers discuss the importance of building game UI seamlessly into the game world in the most natural way possible to improve gameplay experience. In the second they discuss the process and tools they used to create the most realistic Sam Fisher to date. Combined with full motion and facial capture, Ubisoft used a pipeline including 3ds Max and MotionBuilder to ensure that the game’s characters move fluidly no matter how acrobatic the player wants to be.​

Read on to see screenshots of the game in development and see the video series on Ubisoft’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist.
 
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The Banner Saga is a beautifully animated turn-based strategy game created by Stoic Studio. Eyvind Earle, the American master, was the inspiration behind the distinctive art style, with each character painstakingly hand-animated in the style of classic animated films. Recently Kotaku’s Fine Art column declared, “It’s truly some of the most impressive stuff we’ve ever featured on Fine Art, and that’s saying something.” It certainly is. High praise indeed and deservedly so.

Read on to see the launch trailer and behind the scenes videos, as well as an avalanche of artwork from the game.

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Will Christiansen is an animator on the gameplay team at 343 Industries who was primarily in charge of the Elite character and the assassination and first-person animation systems for Halo 4. He has just updated his YouTube channel with some new Halo 4 assassination animations, featuring both keyframed and motion capture work. It’s great to see them in detail outside of the game environment.

 

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