Game Developers Conference

March 21-25, 2022

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Autodesk Merch Giveaway

Want to get your hands on some brand new Autodesk merchandise?

We've assembled some epic packages to give away! Attend any of our Autodesk Developer Summit sessions on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 and keep your eyes on the chat to find out how to enter. You must be registered for GDC 2022 to attend and enter. 

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Autodesk Developer Summit

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

10:50 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. PT

In-Person Livestream | Moscone West Hall, Level 2, Room 2011

Virtual Livestream | Swapcard Event Platform

Join us to explore tech previews you can't see anywhere else, best-of-best customer work, and talks on collaborations and connected workflows.

Developer Summit

Experimenting with USD in Game Pipelines

Tuesday, March 22, 10:50-11:50 a.m. PT

You’ve heard of USD, but is this open-source technology suitable for games? Join us for a panel discussion featuring Eidos Montreal and NetEase Games as they dive into the challenges USD can solve for game studios, share a glimpse inside their experimentation journey of adopting USD, and how they see it evolving in the future.   

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Developer Summit

Accelerating Creative Workflows with Epic Games  

Tuesday, March 22, 1:20-2:20 p.m. PT

Learn how you can stream animation data from Maya to Unreal in real-time. Steven Roselle, Maya Product Manager, walks through the latest features of the Maya Live Link plugin for Unreal Engine. Then, Daryl Obert, Technical Marketer at Epic Games, and Warren Trezevant, ShotGrid Sr. Product Manager, showcase how the updated ShotGrid and Unreal Engine integration drive seamless collaboration for artists across teams.  

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Developer Summit

Trim My Starship: Building Flexible, Modular Hero Assets in 3ds Max 

Tuesday, March 22, 2:40-3:40 p.m. PT

Star Trek Online, the Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game, has been warping players to the Final Frontier for over 11 years. The game’s art team has used modular modeling and unwrapping techniques in 3ds Max to create detailed starships that allow deep customization. STO’s Lead Ship Artist, Thomas Marrone, discusses how they build their ships to accommodate both flexibility, accuracy, and detail. 

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Developer Summit

Making Game Production Tools with Bifrost  

Tuesday, March 22, 5:30-6:30 p.m. PT

Get inspired to use Bifrost for Maya in your next big game. Join Maxime Jeanmougin, Bifrost Superuser and Technical Artist at PlatinumGames Inc., as he walks through how to bring richer, procedural workflows to more areas of your games pipeline. He will discuss how Bifrost was used to create a hair simulation solver for cutscenes, as well as share how he built a tool to mass produce game-ready buildings.

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We're highlighting some of the important initiatives and conversations happening in the games and VFX industries today. This event is free and does not require a GDC Pass to attend.


Autodesk Media and Entertainment Community Stream

Wednesday, March 23, 8:00-9:00 a.m. PT

Join us for our free virtual Media & Entertainment Community Stream, highlighting important initiatives and conversations happening in the games and VFX space. Professional 3D artists, Del Walker, Shayleen Hulbert, and Lucy Kyriakidou will discuss the importance of diverse representation in games in their talk The Advantages of Diversity and How to Foster It, and Exceptional Minds will share how their organization is supporting young adults on the autism spectrum within the games and VFX industry.

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Get to know the faces of this year's Autodesk Developer Summit and Autodesk Media and Entertainment Community Stream.

Maxime Jeanmougin

Technical Artist

PlatinumGames Inc.

Aliza Carpio

Director, Tech Evangelist


TJ Trently

Principal Technical Artist

NetEase Games

François Devic

Lead Tools Programmer

Eidos Montreal

Bruno Vaillancourt

Principal Physics Programmer

Eidos Montreal

Thomas Marrone

Associate Art Director

Cryptic Studios

Steven Roselle

Maya Product Manager


Daryl Obert

Technical Marketer

Epic Games

Warren Trezevant

Sr. Product Manager


Del Walker

Principal Character Artist

Respawn Entertainment

Shayleen Hulbert

Freelance Character Artist

Lucy Kyriakidou

Freelance Character Designer & AD