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Video: Sprucing up cameras with math

In this GDC 2016 session, SMU Guildhall's Squirrel Eiserloh discusses the math behind certain camera behaviors like split screen and screen shake.

Game Developer, Staff

January 3, 2018

1 Min Read

Cameras do a lot of work in games. They can shake the entire screen to relay all sorts of information to a player, or they can act as framing for a point of focus on a smaller window like a map. What else can developers do to spruce up their camera work? 

In this GDC 2016 session, SMU Guildhall's Squirrel Eiserloh discusses the math behind camera behaviors like split screen and framing techniques, taking time to explain the logic behind every concept in an easily digestible way.

The talk goes over the different types of camera effects developers can utilize, ranging from all the different types of camera shakes there are, to how math contributes to the smooth motion of a camera lazily following its player.

Programmers interested in learning the different ways math can affect cameras can watch the talk completely free via the official GDC YouTube channel!

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