News

27 May 20

Good news, future students!   Due to popular demand we’ll be allowing future students to visit The Level in order to get a taste of the atmosphere. Reservations can be made between June 2nd and July 3rd...

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25 May 20

 Alumnus Dominique Buttiens has worked on some incredible environments for the game " For Honor " at Studio Gobo .  For Honor is a melee action game from Ubisoft featuring vikings, knights and...

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22 May 20

Alumnus Tim Moreels has been working at Airborn Studios in Berlin as a Lead 3D Character Artist. He has been helping on numerous characters and skins over the last few years for the game Overwatch (Blizzard...

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19 May 20

The very talented Tom Delboo has been working at Guerrilla for a while, first he worked on RIGS Mechanized Combat League, a VR game. Later he moved to the Amsterdam offices where he has been involved in Horizon Zero Dawn as a...

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15 May 20

Alumnus Seppe Vangrunderbeek had the chance to work on a movie with Harrison Ford (Star Wars, Indiana Jones)!   The Call of the Wild is the story of Buck, a dog who has to move from his sunny California home to...

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12 May 20

Alumnus Alexander Delangrange is currently working at Berlin based Airborn Studios and has recently created the weapons for the online team-based game Overwatch. Since this is a first-person shooter game, weapons are...

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09 May 20

Welcome to the online infoday for the Digital Arts & Entertainment curriculum. On our DAE website you will find all the curriculum related information. Just go to Course Overview and pick the major of your choice or...

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06 May 20

The 10th anniversary of Search For A Star & Sumo Digital Rising Star revealed the 2020 winners! Student Elie Van Ravels winning the Rising Star VFX Award, and student  Milan De Laet  winning the Search...

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13 Mar 20

Due to the threat of the Corona virus the following decision has been made:   From Monday 16 March on DAE will switch to 100% distance learning and The Level will go into lock down. This means that from Monday on...

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24 Feb 20

Students in the second year were asked to model, texture and light a scene based on a painting. Materials where created with Substance, Arnold or Quixel mixer . Rendering was done in Maya with the Arnold render engine....

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23 Feb 20

Inspirational talks by gaming industry giants.   This event was tailored to industry professionals and people who want to take their interest in videogames to the next level. 1UP Conference hosted international...

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18 Feb 20

Congratulations to DAE Alumnus Yahia Erraddahi and to MPC’s 1917 VFX team in Montreal, LA, Bangalore and London! 2020 Oscar winners for Visual Effects of 1917. Yahia worked as a CFX (Character/Creature FX) artist...

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18 Feb 20

 For the final assignment of 2D for games 1 our first year students Indie Game Development and Game Development had to design 2D assets for an endless runner game.  Pereira Miguel Nicolas Vandendriessche...

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14 Feb 20

For the final assignment of the Preproduction 1 course, our first year students designed a hovering, single-person vehicle that is able to travel long distances through desert landscapes. The student had to...

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19 Dec 19

DAE Senior student Maxime Rigole  created a game-ready optimized environment as part of his Graduation Work project. About the project: "Inside a valley on a strange alien planet, an explorer is trapped as the...

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11 Dec 19

After 5 weeks of studying in the game development major, we gave our students the assignment to "make a game" using the basic knowledge they have acquired so far.  These might not be the high-end, polished...

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21 Nov 19

Alumnus  Stef Janssens did his internship at Black Shamrock - a Virtuos Studio , located in Dublin, Ireland. After graduation, he was hired by Black Shamrock as a Junior Gameplay Programmer, where he worked on Star...

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05 Nov 19

MoonMonster Studios is a new game development company with a focus on creating the next level of interactive games. It’s founded by DAE alumni Gilles Vancoillie and Seppe Roelandt – both graduated the...

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15 Oct 19

All DAE students end their studies with a final internship semester, right before they graduate. Needless to say, this is a big deal for all of them (and us), and often a great way to land their first job - in Belgium or...

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05 Jul 19

DAE participated with 2 teams at Brains Eden 2019, both teams winning an award! Brains Eden Festival is hosted in Cambridge, UK and it  is a 48-hour game jam where teams of 5 students have to make original...

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03 Jul 19

The first year VFX and Game Graphics Production students had to create a vehicle based on reference in the course 3D High Poly. We focus on thorough knowledge of subdivision modeling techniques in 3ds Max. For photorealisticly...

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02 Jul 19

Each year our first-year students of the Game Development major need to prove that they understand the basics of C++. What better way than asking them to create their own game or to recreate one of their childhood favourites...

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26 Jun 19

  In Level Decoration our students push themselves and Unreal to the edge when it comes to environment art. Using everything Unreal Engine has to offer, they not only make visually stunning results, but also take into...

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26 Jun 19

The essence of this course is to apply basic principles in a more complex context. Combining shapes and volumes in perspective for interfaces and more complex characters. We study perspective, light and shadow and thus build...

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24 Jun 19

In order for our developer students to communicate clearly and cooperate with their artist counterparts, it is necessary for them to understand the whole asset creation pipeline. Although it is not the main focus of our...

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04 Jun 19

Here are a number of educational games made by students of our Independent Game Production major, in the course module 'Game Prototyping 2'. Their assignment was to explore engaging ways to include "education"...

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23 May 19

DAE Alumna  Margot De Smet worked as an animator for Game of Thrones on last season’s episode “The long night”. After keeping it a secret for so long, she could finally share her experience with...

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16 May 19

Belgian comedian Urbanus has released his first Animation Feature film and of course Digital Arts and Entertainment has some envolvement in it. Our very own Raf Schoenmaekers was responsible for making sure the whole movie was...

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24 Apr 19

On Saturday 13 & Sunday 14 April 2019 the Strong Viking Obstacle Run was back in Belgium! DAE students and lecturers participated in the Mud Edition Run, which took place on the very natural provincial estate in...

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08 Mar 19

In the course 3D Production (2nd year VFX major) the student had to create a sci-fi scene. This could be an own design or based of a movie.   Everything is modeled by the student in either 3ds Max or Maya and...

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06 Mar 19

The Rookies Awards, which started in 2010, is the biggest annual contest for aspiring digital entertainment artists. It’s open to young creatives in visual effects, animation, games, virtual reality, motion graphics and...

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28 Feb 19

These are the results of the 3D Low Poly course, an introductory course for first year students that covers the basics of 3D low poly modeling, optimizing meshes, unwrapping, rendering out the ambient occlusion of your...

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27 Feb 19

And the icing on the cake from our third year vfx students,.... ...,teamwork, production speed and weekly deadlines resulted in very professional VFX Projects. Enjoy the results! :-)

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25 Feb 19

Last night Spider-Man: into the Spider-Verse was awarded an  oscar  for best Animated Feature Film. DAE alumnus Sam Verschraegen worked as an animator on that movie - how cool is that!  ...

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23 Feb 19

And as the cherry on top, here are the group projects made by our third year students . In small teams they designed and made an applied or an entertainment game from scratch. Teams were composed of students from the major...

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22 Feb 19

 After 5 weeks of following the Programming 1 course, we gave our students the assignment to "make a grid-based game" using the basic knowledge they have acquired so far. These projects might not be the...

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21 Feb 19

We present to you the best results of the first assignment in the course "character design" from the past 4 years. Each year the students had to create a realistic character within a given setting, using pictures...

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12 Feb 19

To inspire our students, we decided to bring them on a study trip to Montreal , the second largest city of Canada, the mecca of the Canadian VFX & Game Industry and an upcoming hub for the AI industry . 1 out of 6...

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20 Sep 18

Alumnus Leslie Van den Broeck is doing very well! He is a Senior Character Artist at Blizzard Entertainment where he is working on Heroes of the Storm .          As you can see below...

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27 Aug 18

Graphic Programming 2 - During Graphics Programming 2 students learn how to build a simple game engine (almost) from scratch, all through code of course. So no editor, no extra tools, it's all about understanding what you are...

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22 Aug 18

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21 Jul 18

For the final exam of Level Decoration students had to dress up an environment in Unreal, taking into account performance, composition, colors, materials, lighting and everything else to make a portfolio-worthy scene....

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06 Jul 18

Each year our first-year students of the Game Development major need to prove that they understand the basics of C++. What better way than asking them to recreate one of their childhood favourites – games they have...

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05 Jul 18

 Students were asked to model, texture and light a scene based on a painting.  Mahiedinne Oussama "Louise de Broglie, Countess d'Haussonville by Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres meets Robots"  Simon van...

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04 Jul 18

Below are the exam results of the Game Art 1 course. This is a first year course, taken by the students from the Game Graphics Production and the Independent Game Production majors.  

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02 Jul 18

Below are some of the results of the assignments submitted by our students during the Game Art 1 course. This is a second-semester course in the first year, taken by the students of the Game Graphics Production and...

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29 Jun 18

One of the assignments of the Level Decoration course is to create an Architectural Visualisation in the Unreal Engine, focusing on light and materials.

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28 Jun 18

Seppe Vangrunderbeek has researched 3D muscles simulations for his VFX graduation work.   We know about muscles in real life. However, there are plenty of muscles to be found in the digital world as well, and...

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27 Jun 18

As part of their Prototyping exam, students had to work together in a group to develop a enjoyable board game. The focus of the assignment was not to have a perfectly finished game, but more about the iterative design process,...

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