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Playing in the Real World with 'Project Create': Characters and UI with Spatial Awareness

David Wilson  (Lead Animator, Magic Leap)

Jonathan Brodsky  (Software Engineer, Magic Leap)

Location: Room 210, South Hall

Date: Monday, March 18

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Pass Type: All Access, VRDC Add On - Get your pass now!

Topic: Game VR/AR

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Magic Leap Studios UI programmer Jonathan Brodsky and Lead Animator David Wilson discuss how 'Project Create' navigates the complexity of the real world for a sandbox physics experience. This talk will cover driving principles and pitfalls of developing for MR and spatial computing. They will provide examples on how to effectively integrate character animation and UI into a diverse range of environments and provide responsive interactions. Finally, they will address how to evaluate the sweet spot for character and UI readability and navigation.


Attendees will learn tools for handling UI design and character animation for unpredictable environments. Receive design principles to handle the challenges of spatial computing and MR. Also, learn tips to increase perceived character awareness and evaluate animation and UI in AR.

Intended Audience

This talk is for developers of all levels: animators, UI designers, and creators who are interested in developing sandbox experiences and characters for AR and spatial computing.