Toady we take a look at our Games VFX student projects for Search For A Star & Rising Star 2022!
VFX for games is generally an area of expertise that isn’t taught commonly at universities, but remains desperately needed in the gaming industry! It’s amazing to see entries to this category each year, and although it’s usually a smaller group – incredible talent never fails to show up!
Students were asked to create a game-ready VFX sequence containing four states:
1. A passive or idle state
2. A transitional or change state
3. A ‘release’ or final state
4. An impact or recovery state
I’m excited to see what our assessment team makes of this years line-up! A massive thank you to everyone who entered, and a further congratulations to those who submitted a final project! Also sending out a huge thank-you to everyone providing feedback and scoring, so best of luck to all students on your results!
The Search For A Star challenges are run by Grads In Games with the support of our headline partner Rockstar, and our studio partners at Sumo Digital, d3t, Epic Games, Playtonic, FuturLab, 10:10 Games, Dovetail Games, Red Kite Games, Airship Images, Fireproof Games, Yahaha, Virtex Stadium, Escape Technology & our recruitment partners at Aardvark Swift.
Final year & post-graduate Masters students, graduating in 2022.
Undergraduate students graduating in 2023 or later & college level students.
Search For A Star 2022
University of Hertfordshire
Trading safety protocols away for higher energy efficiency, don’t get too close to the ‘External Fusion Toroidal Generator’
University of the West of Scotland
We can barely contain the power of the storm dragon in our embedded link – this Dragon Punch VFX might just be too powerful!
Sheffield Hallam University
For any water bending fans we have a splashdown spectacle with Gregory’s ‘Icy Tide’ VFX sequence!
Be careful where you stand, something lurks in the waters below..
Tearing a hole in reality and landing on our webpage, ‘Abyssal Explosion’ is sure to blow you away!
For a brief moment become as fast as light itself..
VFX Projects 2022
University of Portsmouth
With just the snap of their fingers, a detonation of alluring energy suddenly erupts leaving a heart shaped cloud to linger in ‘Love Bomb’
University of Huddersfield
Decimating entire villages, Charlie shows us the true power of the titans!