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Build for Any VR Device with Lumberyard Beta 1.3

by Cody White | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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

by Hao Chen | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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Code Archeology: Crafting Lumberyard

by Luis Sempe | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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

by Ronald Koppers | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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

by Bill Merrill | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

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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FBX Importer Preview

by David Chiapperino | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Since the launch of Amazon Lumberyard Beta in February, we’ve been talking to developers, reading emails, and listening to forum posts about features that developers want to see in the engine. One of the most popular requests has been for FBX support. Lumberyard Beta 1.1 introduces the new Lumberyard FBX Importer which allows developers a […]

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Using Autoscaling to Control Costs While Delivering Great Player Experiences

Game developers with real-time multiplayer games tell us they want to spend less on infrastructure expenses while still providing great online experiences for their players. The challenge is that player demand can fluctuate each day, hour, or even minute. When server capacity is fixed, developers run the risk of having too much or too little […]

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GDC 2016!

by J.C. Connors | on | in Events* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

The Amazon GameDev team is excited to showcase Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift at this year’s GDC. We’ve been hearing positive and helpful feedback since our launch last month and will be discussing new features and improvements based on that feedback. Our booth is located in the Main Hall #1224, and we are eager to […]

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Welcome to the Amazon GameDev Blog!

by Eric Schenk | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Hi, my name is Eric Schenk, General Manager for Amazon Lumberyard, and I’d like to welcome you to the Amazon GameDev Blog. We have been hard at work developing new technology to solve problems for game developer customers. Today, we introduce Amazon Lumberyard, a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – […]

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