History Meets Virtual Reality: AIE x Seattle Public Library
Not only does the Academy of Interactive Entertainment students get to collectively work together on projects for Minor and Major Production, but students are also given the opportunity to work with a real client.
Working with a client varies with each program, and this time a team of our Game Art & Animation students are working with the Seattle Public Library on a virtual reality project. For inspiration and references, the team of 5 visited the Renton History Museum, and the Duwamish Longhouse and Cultural Center.
"I'm excited to work on an educational project that doesn't measure its success in profit. I'm also excited for the challenge of creating photo-real art, as this always leads to skill improvements and personal growth.”
– Corwin Waldron, Game Art & Animation
Visit Corwin Waldron on Artstation to check out his work.
The Seattle Public Library will be creating 5 episodes optimized for the virtual reality platform. Museum attendees and users will experience moments of Seattle's history in virtual reality. The episode these students will be working on takes place on the Duwamish River, several hundred years ago. The experience will focus on showing how the Duwamish people lived, maintaining as much historical accuracy as possible.
The AIE student team will be producing 3D art assets for this scene, which will be used alongside other assets created through photogrammetry. Rest assured; the Academy of Interactive Entertainment will post updates on this exciting new project with the Seattle Public Library as they develop.
About the Author: Lizz Rizzo - Digital Marketing Coordinator - Seattle & Lafayette
Lizz Rizzo is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at the Academy of Interactive Entertainment for both the Seattle and Lafayette campus. She has wrote for multiple video game press sites for several years, and has shipped 6 titles in the video game industry. During her leisure time, Lizz enjoys spending time with her pets, swimming, and jamming with her band.