[Orbit: Unity Mentorship] Sprites! (June 1st, 7:00pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

This session, a mentor will have a short lecture on how to use 2D sprites in Unity. Taro Omiya will describe how to cut out sprites from a spritesheet, how to turn them into an animation, and even compress multiple 2D images back into one!

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 1st and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

About Orbit

Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

RSVP at the links below!

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TVGS Admin Jam! (June 3rd, 2:00 pm)

Want to help the Tech Valley Game Space grow to a better community? This event is for you! In response to the growing list of suggestions on our tasks.techvalleygamespace.com website, we will be having a 6-hour long “Admin Jam” where we cover as many suggestions that otherwise would not have immediate priority on our day-to-day schedule. Everyone is encouraged to join in at any time during the jam!

To suggest what to work on during the Admin Jam and/or to sign-up, please fill in this short below:

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[Orbit: Unity Mentorship] Q & A (June 22nd, 7:00pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

We will have a questions and answers session where mentors can help answer any Unity problems you may have. Remember to bring your own project and questions!

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 1st and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

About Orbit

Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

RSVP at the links below!

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[Orbit: Unity Mentorship] Q & A (May 25th, 7:00pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

We will have a questions and answers session where mentors can help answer any Unity problems you may have. Remember to bring your own project and questions!

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 1st and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

About Orbit

Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

RSVP at the links below!

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[IGDA Albany] Designing VR Peripherals (May 3rd, 7:00 PM)

This month’s IGDA Albany speaker is Sebastian Sarbora, and his talk will be about designing VR peripherals.

The talk will begin at 7pm, but feel free to arrive around 6 and stay until 9 if you’d like to mingle before and after.

Talk Details

Ilium VR develops peripherals and controllers for VR games. Their first products have been gun controllers for VR shooters, as well as prototypes for a variety of other peripherals. The Vive Ecosystem has opened up the ability to make tracked peripherals, and this talk will describe some of the design choices that go into making a peripheral.

About the Speaker

Sebastian Sarbora is CEO of Ilium VR. With a background in hardware and software engineering, Sebastian co-founded Ilium VR with fellow RPI alumni in March 2014. He has led the company through multiple rounds of investment and product launches, and forged relationships with industry leaders such as Valve and Oculus.

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[Orbit: Unity Mentorship] Animator (May 13th, 7:00pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

For this meeting, Taro Omiya will provide a brief tutorial on understanding and utilizing the Animator: a workflow diagram that makes it easier for artists and programmers to change and adjust the timings on when certain animations play, and under what condition.

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

About Orbit

Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

RSVP at the links below!

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Orbit: Unity Mentorship (April 27th, 7:00pm)

First time attending this event?  Please sign-up in our short form over here: goo.gl/JwpJzx

Ever wanted to make a 3D game cheaply on a low-to-medium end computer? Or a 2D game that utilizes the tools more commonly used in 3D engines, such as rigging? Unity may be just the game engine for you! Our TVGS Unity Orbit mentorship group can help provide you answers and resources to any questions you may have on this popular and free software.

The Unity Orbit group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at Tech Valley Game Space and will provide opportunities for participants to share information, discuss projects, ask questions and obtain guidance from experienced mentors.

About Orbit

Orbit is a community-driven mentorship program designed to provide greater opportunities for learning and collaboration at Tech Valley Game Space than ever before!

The goal of Orbit is to bring local game makers (and aspiring game makers!) together based around mutual interests, and provide a consistent environment for sustained skill development, personal growth, and community building.

RSVP at the links below!

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