GDC 2016 is coming up next month, and today the folks putting it together would like to let you know about a brilliant talk from EA DICE senior artists on how the studio used photography and photogrammetry techniques to create the striking visuals of Star Wars Battlefront.
If you're not familiar with photogrammetry, know that it's essentially the work of processing still images to produce high-resolution 3D meshes. To see how the DICE team used it on Battlefront, check out "Photogrammetry and Star Wars Battlefront", part of the popular Visual Arts track of talks at GDC 2016, to see DICE technical art director Kenneth Brown and lead environment artist Andrew Hamilton breaking down how and why they used photogrammetry tech to recreate the world of Star Wars.
This talk will cover Battlefront's use of of the technology from pre-production to launch as well as some of their philosophies around photogrammetry as a tool. Many visuals will be included!