Lesson Night: Storyboarding/Prototyping for VR (October 10th, 6:30pm)

Instructor

Abigail Mathews

Description

Virtual Reality applications present some unique design challenges as well as barriers to communicating the app idea to stakeholders. An effective prototype is a great step towards overcoming these obstacles. Yet, it’s hard to prototype VR experiences using the strategies most common in 2D media. This lesson will discuss appropriate strategies for envisioning and communicating the nature of VR experiences before investing heavily in art assets or development time. We’ll cover the questions that are most essential to address in a prototype, as well as a variety of tools (both software-based and analog) for prototyping.

After hearing about various options in the presentation, stay to try out some of the software tools discussed using TVGS’s VR stations.

Lesson Night: Armory (September 12th, 6:30pm)

Instructor

Jamey Stevenson

Description

While modern 3D game engines like Unity and Unreal are “free” in terms of their initial usage fees, they are still proprietary tools that come with various hidden costs and restrictions. Open-source tools (such as Godot and Blender) are essential, because they remove these limitations and provide true game development freedom.

Thankfully, open-source game making tools are rapidly increasing in both quality and availability. This month’s lesson will focus on Armory, a promising new open-source 3D engine that fully integrates with Blender to provide a unified environment and workflow for game creation.

If you’re already familiar with Blender, this is a great opportunity to learn how to create games directly within the Blender environment. If you have never used Blender, this is a perfect time to get acquainted with a popular and invaluable set of open-source, cross-platform game making tools.

What to Bring

Laptops will be provided, but we suggest bringing your own if possible. You can install Armory at armory3d.org/download.html.

RSVP at the links below!

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TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (September 14th, 1:00pm)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (June 8th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (May 11th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (April 13th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at forms.gle/f5CgLnsbbTG38YL4A if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit techvalleygamespace.com/orbit

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (March 9th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://tvgs-wordpress.azurewebsites.net/orbit/

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (February 9th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://tvgs-wordpress.azurewebsites.net/orbit/

TVGS Art Orbit (TAO) (January 12th, 11:00am)

Want to learn or improve your game art skills? Have a question about creating art or making a game that you are working on look better? Just want to hang out and work on your project with some other arty people? Come on in for TAO group (TVGS Art Orbit) meeting during open hours on Saturday! We may be learning new skills or working on current projects. We’ll figure out how to create whatever art we need and get into the zen of game art!

First time attending this event?

Please sign-up using our short form at http://goo.gl/JwpJzx if you haven’t already done so.

You can also RSVP at the links below!

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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.

For more information about Orbit, including a list of all the currently active groups, please visit http://tvgs-wordpress.azurewebsites.net/orbit/

Lesson Night: Rigging and Animation with Blender (May 18, 2016)

Our next free monthly lesson is Rigging and Animation with Blender, the free-and-open-source 3D modeling application.  Stay tuned for more information!

If you decide to attend the class you will need to bring:

  • A computer
  • Blender, version 2.7 or higher already installed on your computer.

A free copy of Blender can be downloaded at blender.org

Please RSVP at our Facebook event, or on Meetup below:

Lesson Night: Rigging and Animation with Blender

Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 6:30 PM

Tech Valley Game Space
30 Third Street Troy, NY

7 Space Cadets Went

Our next free monthly lesson is Rigging and Animation with Blender, the free-and-open-source 3D modeling application.  Stay tuned for more information!If you decide to attend the class you will need to bring:• A computer• Blender, version 2.7 or higher already installed on your computer.You can download a free copy of Blender at blender.org

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