Game Art Digest #005

Attention all upcoming (and experienced!) Game Artists — set down your easels and pick up your notepads!

Every Wednesday, the Art team at Mighty Bear Games share a round-up of our top Game Art discoveries from across the Internet: Tips, tricks, tutorials, references, and more!

Tech Art

Experiments with NPR/Toon Shading — ixd

Experiments with NPR/Toon shading in Eevee

Blender user ‘ixd’ put together this quick tutorial on how to achieve a stylised look in Eevee. Very useful for anyone looking into learning shaders in the program!

Tips and Tricks

Creating Realistic Hairstyles in XGen — Ivan Cherganov

Creating Realistic Hairstyles in XGen: Workflow Tips

XGen is a popular tool for hair and fur creation in Maya. In this article, 3D character artist Ivan Cherganov shares his thoughts on how to improve your process when using this tool!

The Illustrated Nature — Dragos Matkovski

Stylized Nature: Vegetation, Animation, Shaders

3D artist Dragos Matkovski gives us some step-by-step insights into the creation of this beautiful stylised environment.

The environment scene and assets are available in the Unity Asset Store here.


Final Fantasy VII Remake Procedural Facial Animation — Ryu Hara & Akira Iwasawa

A very interesting demonstration of the Final Fantasy VII Remake’s use of procedural facial animation. This video sets out how the different layers of procedural animation, including automated lipsyncing, come together to give life to the game’s characters.

You can check out more of FFVII’s animation system demonstrations here.

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