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New Cloud features and improved workflows in Lumberyard Beta 1.3

In his post, Hao Chen covered HDR, VR, and other graphics improvements in Lumberyard Beta 1.3, available for download here. I wanted to tell you a bit more about some of the other 130 improvements, fixes, and features this update includes. Our character team has updated the FBX Importer with the ability to import multiple […]

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VR, HDR, and more in Lumberyard Beta 1.3 – Available Now

As a graphics programmer, the most satisfying part of my job is to put a piece of cool technology in the hands of content creators and see them make magic with it. Throughout my career, I have had the fortune to work with some of the most talented artists in the industry, and they always […]

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Build for Any VR Device with Lumberyard Beta 1.3

The gaming industry is always evolving, and one of the most exciting new technologies to capture the imagination of our customers is VR. Lumberyard is already a powerful graphics engine, which makes it ideal for VR content creation. Lumberyard Beta 1.3, which we’re releasing in a few weeks, includes support for VR game development and […]

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HDR Rendering in Lumberyard

Understanding how human perception differs between observing the real world and viewing game worlds helps us build great visual tools. The real world is a beautiful place, and our eyes excel at taking it all in. Until recently, though, there has been a gap between the fidelity of the real-world and what we’ve been able […]

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Lumberyard Substance Integration

Among the many requests we’ve heard from our users since we launched Lumberyard is integration of Allegorithmic’s Substance suite of texture-editing tools. We listened, and are proud to have worked closely with the Allegorithmic team on making it happen. In this post, we’ll explore how Substance can easily be used to add visually stunning graphics […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.2

We are excited to announce the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.2, which you can now download here. With each release, the Lumberyard team looks at ways we can help you achieve higher quality results by iterating on the features, performance, and stability of each of the engine’s components. We’re big believers in kaizen—the Japanese philosophy […]

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Reflections on GDC 2016

With the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.1 and our participation in the Game Developers Conference, March was an important milestone for the Lumberyard team. This was the 30th year of GDC and the 18th I’ve attended. We’ve witnessed significant change in our industry over these years. Platforms and products have evolved. Game development has become […]

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Code Archeology: Crafting Lumberyard

Grab your weathered fedoras, we’re doing some code archaeology. Engines evolve over time. The more people involved and the more projects it produces, the more an engine gets filled with all kinds of code. Code that fixes game-specific problems, code that is cleverly optimized, ultra-verbose code, code that looks like it participated in an obfuscated […]

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Extending the FBX Importer

With the recent code drop of Lumberyard came our new FBX Importer, which gives developers the ability to export single meshes and materials. The FBX Importer has been one of the most consistently requested features for Lumberyard. We’re quite excited about how the interface works and looks and the overall direction it’s heading, but there’s […]

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Reworking Lumberyard’s Entity Framework

Technology providers and studios have pumped an incredible resources into building technology that enables faster iteration, rapid feedback, early error detection, and enables team members of vastly different skills to work together to build high-quality gameplay. As the engineer leading up some of our workflow efforts, I’ve had the joy of working with a team […]

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