Join us for a workshop on 3D modeling and 3D printing taught by Zane Everett! We will cover the basics of designing game pieces for tabeltop games and answer the following questions:
- What are the steps necessary to design a game piece?
- How do I prepare my designs for 3D printing?
- What should I know about the different types of 3D printers?
- And more!
After participating in this workshop, you will walk away with a foundation in game design, and be equipped to create your own board games!
This is the second workshop in a series of four as we prepare for September’s Table Topathon game jam!
About the Instructor, Zane Everett:
Zane Everett is an industry veteran who works at Motion Reality as a Senior Gameplay Programmer. At Motion Reality, he has worked on an auto-networked ECS Framework in Unity to create experiences for Motion Reality’s motion capture hardware. Before joining the VR team at Motion Reality, he created educational video games at Cogent Education for 6 years. In that time, he created several AI, physics, UI, and tool systems for 16 short games and extensions to Unity using an MVC Framework. He has also toyed around with GPU programming and Machine Learning.
In his spare time, Zane is creating an area of control board game set in Southeast Asia titled Raja Mandala. As the Lead Designer, Zane developed the main gameplay mechanic based on the political organization of ancient Southeast Asia and provides research material for artists to create the game’s evocative imagery.
As an IGDA Atlanta board member, Zane helps to organize events around Atlanta and bring wider attention to the games created in the area.
About Tabletop Topathon:
Tabletop Game Jam is designed to allow participants to learn the fundamentals of game development. This event challenges its attendees to create primarily tabletop creations that push their creativity to the max. They may make purely analog creations or mixed media with technological augmentations. Table Topathon hopes to encourage a different type of thinking to expand their knowledge of game development.
Thank you to our sponsors!
This event is brought to you by the Creative Media Industries Institute, the Atlanta Chapter of the International Game Developers Association, and Aurora Game Development Club.