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Visual Effects Summit: Reigniting Stars: A Decade of VFX in 'EVE Online'

André Bragason  (Lead VFX Artist, CCP Games)

Location: Room 3006, West Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

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

Topic: Visual Arts

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Join this talk for the visual effects evolution of EVE Online, a pioneering MMORPG that has stood the test of time! In a rare look behind the scenes, we show how our successes, and failures, over the last decade shaped tool improvements on the long road to making modern dynamic, reactive, and viscerally pleasing visual effects for an MMORPG that is now in its third decade. See how the tools evolved to meet the challenges of new features that continual development and delivery required. Discover the solutions that improved our processes, enabled rapid prototyping, and allowed a small VFX team to succeed. Join to see how artists on EVE Online were enabled to create finite state machines, learn to make expressions and utilize live variables to drive dynamic and state based VFX. Plus, see some neat tips and tricks for VFX creation found along the way!


This talk promises a captivating deep dive into the world of VFX in EVE Online. It offers a unique blend of technical knowledge, artistic insight and practical game development wisdom. Gain insights into the decades-long visual effects journey of EVE Online, exploring the challenges, solutions utilized by the development team.

Intended Audience

The intended audience comprises game developers and VFX artists curious about the evolution of visual effect authoring within the game engine of EVE Online, a renowned sci-fi spacefaring MMORPG. The presentation provides insights into challenges faced, solutions developed, and how a small team manages to deliver at a rapid pace.

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