Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Models Showcased: Jeep, Bike, AK-47 and More from the E3 Demo

on June 26, 2015 2:16 AM

If you loved the Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End demo showcased at E3, here’s your chance to see some of the assets used to create it. Technical Artist Christophe Desse showcased some of them during a livestreamed event hosted by the Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood.

You can check out the AK-47, the jeep, a bike and more in the gallery at the bottom of the post.

Desse also mentioned a few more details about how they were made:

  • Normally you wouldn’t be able to do changes at the very last moment, but at Naughty Dog you can go to the game director and plead your case, taking it upon yourself to the the last minute job and get a better result. The AK-47 displayed below was one of those cases.
  • Texturing the AK would have taken a day before, with the new tools it takes much less, but this doesn’t mean that they work less. They have time to do more iterations and get a better result.
  • At Naughty Dog artists often aren’t told what tools to use. The important thing is the results.
  • Desse used Havok for the physics of the Jeep. he also rigged the antenna so that it sways with the wind.
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