French Institute (or IFB) is celebrating “Digital November 2023” (Novembre Numérique 2023), a multidisciplinary digital festival in Yangon from 4 to 26 November. As part of this occasion, IFB is organising a “Game Character Workshop with MCTC” on 19 November.

The workshop is set to explore the intricate world of character design, concept art, modeling, texturing and animation tailored specifically for the dynamic field of game development. The workshop is a unique opportunity for participants to not only learn but also refine their skills in crafting compelling and visually stunning game characters.

The workshop boasts speakers from MCTC, each bringing a wealth of experience and expertise to the table:

◾️Nanda Ye Aung (Academic Head, Developer)
◾️Nae Myo Aung Khing (Head of Centre, Project Manager)
◾️Soe Ko Ko Aung (Lecturer, Artist)

The topics will include:

Introduction:
The workshop will kick off with an exploration of the interconnected worlds of game development and character design. Participants will gain insights into the industrial necessity of artists in game development, emphasising the collaborative nature of the field where coders often double as character designers.

Experience and Research:
Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their gaming experiences and the importance of playing games for character design. The workshop will delve into the concept of what makes a game enjoyable and how such experiences can inform the creation of memorable characters.

Game Types and Character Types:
The workshop will then shift focus to explore various game genres and the diverse characters that populate them. From action-packed heroes to complex, multi-dimensional personalities, participants will gain an understanding of the different archetypes prevalent in the gaming world.

Skill Requirements:
Demystifying the art of character design, the workshop will address the skills and sorcery needed to create compelling game characters. From artistic prowess to an understanding of the technical aspects of game development, participants will gain valuable insights into the multifaceted skill set required for success in the field.

Live Demonstration:
One of the highlights of the workshop is the live demonstration, where the speakers will create a game character based on audience preferences. This hands-on session promises an engaging experience, allowing participants to witness the creative process in action.

Summary and Conclusion:
The workshop will conclude with a comprehensive summary, recapping key learnings and takeaways.

In short, IFB’s Game Character Workshop with MCTC is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for anyone passionate about game development and character design. As part of Digital November 2023, this workshop promises to inspire, educate, and pave the way for the next generation of digital artists and game developers in Yangon. Registration is free and you can do it here.

IFB, No 340, Pyay Road, Sanchaung Township, Yangon
3 pm – 5 pm | 19 November

About MCTC (Myanmar Creative Technology College )

Established in 2017, MCTC aims to provide creative technology-based education in Myanmar. It received Pearson BTEC approval to deliver HND courses in Creative Media, Art and Design in 2019. From 2023, MCTC primarily offers Art and Design programmes from Level 3 Foundation (A-Level) to HND (240 CATS).

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