Exciting exhibit at Iziko Slave Lodge

2019-07-09 06:00

The KEMET exhibit, developed from concept to completion by the Friends of Design Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment class of 2018, has been delighting visitors with its simulation of life in Ancient Egypt since December.

Last year, as part of the Game student’s curriculum with Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts, they partnered with Iziko Salve Lodge to launch a cutting edge, interactive augmented reality (AR) exhibit for their Ancient Egypt wing.

The current round of updates to the KEMET exhibit include faster, smoother AR functionality, improved character animations and new graphical elements that enhance the overall look and feel of the application. Interactions have also been improved, with a more responsive interface providing a more engaging experience.

“Collaborating with institutions like Iziko is an important part of our approach to education at Friends of Design,” says Lars Espeter, founder of the Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment course at the academy.

“These real-world projects expose our students to the thrills and challenges of working in a realistic development environment and help them learn the necessary professional skills to communicate successfully with clients,” says Espeter.

The KEMET exhibit is not the only project Friends of Design students will be involved in this year. A brand-new collaboration is already in the works for this year’s Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment class and promises another exciting foray into an industry not typically associated with game development.

“We really enjoy getting involved in projects outside of the entertainment side of the game industry because it encourages our students to think outside the box when it comes to the application of their skills,” says Espeter. “There’s so much more to this field than just entertainment – the skills learned here can be applied to everything from education – like in the KEMET exhibit – to medical, architecture, engineering and even the marketing and events fields. We heartily encourage organisations from all industries to get in touch with any collaboration ideas. We’re always open to new to ways to stretch our students’ skills,” Espeter said.

Friends of Design will be hosting an open day on Saturday 13 July where prospective students, parents, and industry members can learn more about the academy’s approach to creative education.

The latest projects developed by this year’s Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment students will be available to play. Activities begin at 10:00 and end at 12:00.

V Collaboration proposals can be sent to info@friendsofdesign.net or call Lars Espeter on 021 300 0298.

The KEMET exhibit, developed from concept to completion by the Friends of Design Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment class of 2018, has been delighting visitors with its simulation of life in Ancient Egypt since December.

Last year, as part of the Game student’s curriculum with Friends of Design Academy of Digital Arts, they partnered with Iziko Salve Lodge to launch a cutting edge, interactive augmented reality (AR) exhibit for their Ancient Egypt wing.

The current round of updates to the KEMET exhibit include faster, smoother AR functionality, improved character animations and new graphical elements that enhance the overall look and feel of the application. Interactions have also been improved, with a more responsive interface providing a more engaging experience.

“Collaborating with institutions like Iziko is an important part of our approach to education at Friends of Design,” says Lars Espeter, founder of the Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment course at the academy.

“These real-world projects expose our students to the thrills and challenges of working in a realistic development environment and help them learn the necessary professional skills to communicate successfully with clients,” says Espeter.

The KEMET exhibit is not the only project Friends of Design students will be involved in this year. A brand-new collaboration is already in the works for this year’s Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment class and promises another exciting foray into an industry not typically associated with game development.

“We really enjoy getting involved in projects outside of the entertainment side of the game industry because it encourages our students to think outside the box when it comes to the application of their skills,” says Espeter. “There’s so much more to this field than just entertainment – the skills learned here can be applied to everything from education – like in the KEMET exhibit – to medical, architecture, engineering and even the marketing and events fields. We heartily encourage organisations from all industries to get in touch with any collaboration ideas. We’re always open to new to ways to stretch our students’ skills,” Espeter said.

Friends of Design will be hosting an open day on Saturday 13 July where prospective students, parents, and industry members can learn more about the academy’s approach to creative education.

The latest projects developed by this year’s Game Graphics and Multimedia Entertainment students will be available to play. Activities begin at 10:00 and end at 12:00.

V Collaboration proposals can be sent to info@friendsofdesign.net or call Lars Espeter on 021 300 0298.

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