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Technical Artist Summit: Procedural Tool Development for 'Marvel's Spider-Man 2'

David Santiago  (Principal Technical Artist, Insomniac Games)

Location: Room 3004, West Hall

Date: Tuesday, March 19

Time: 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Summits Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Marvels Spider-Man 2 employed over a dozen procedural systems in creation and population of its open world and many more in support of destruction, breakables, effects and characters. The power of procedural systems in production is widely recognized and it's hard to name a studio that isn't taking advantage of them. It allows efficient, rapid generation and iteration of a vast amount of content in game development. Unfortunately, the development of production ready procedural systems themselves can be far from an efficient process. This presentation uses successful and less than successful examples from Marvel's Spider-Man 2 production in a guide to development and implementation of procedural systems from inception.


Adhering to a production accepted process is important to success. Although the talk is a guide to procedural tools development, the attendees will be exposed to a process that may be adapted to different types of tools development for their studios.

Intended Audience

This talk is aimed at designers, programmers and any attendees interested in developing user facing production tools. All skill levels, no experience necessary.

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