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“The Art Direction of Saints Row: The Third”

Lecture by Frank Marquart at GDC 2012. It all started with an internal joke and a word that inexplicably caught on…Exaggereal. Exaggereal became the internal name and catchword of the new art style for Saints Row: The Third. In this presentation, Frank Marquart, the art director of both Saints…

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“Lighting and Simplifying Saints Row: The Third”

Lecture by Scott Kircher at GDC 2012. Describes some of the key rendering technologies behind Saints Row: The Third. Main topics will be an update on Volition’s inferred lighting technology and our new automated LOD generation system. Neither of these systems existed in Saints Row 2. In particular, this…

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“80,000 Lines: Three Lessons Learned

Lecture by Ariel Gross at GDC 2012. There were over 80,000 lines of dialogue in Saints Row: The Third. Managing that many lines can be a daunting task for any audio team. Ariel Gross, senior audio designer at Volition, imparts three valuable lessons learned throughout his adventures with voice…

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GDC 2011 – Embrace the Database

Lecture by Adam Pletcher at GDC 2011 San Francisco, as part of the Technical Artist Bootcamp Databases have been around forever, but aren’t widely understood or used by game developers. This session illustrates why every Technical Artist needs the power of databases in their standard bag of tricks. Clear applications…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022
As we approach the release of Saints Row, we here at Volition would like to honor those we’ve lost during development. Remembering Mi...
Monday, March 26, 2018
This talk, presented at GDC 2018, covers some of the main rendering technologies used on Volition’s ‘Agents of Mayhem’. The prese...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Presented at GDC 2018 Volition has created a new and powerful spline-based modeling system. This system has enabled their developers to build a cit...
Monday, August 18, 2014
Volition is proud to have sponsored the 2014 GAAM Summer Invitational Charity Auction last month which raised over $3000 for First Coast No More Ho...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Lecture by Alex Mejia Alex Mejia, Senior Video Editor and Producer at Volition, gives an introductory overview about color management geared toward...
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Lecture by Dave Bianchi at GDC 2014. One designer, 90+ vehicles, and only 6 months to go: that was the scenario David Bianchi, Designer at Volition...