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Virtual creatures within gaming: How are they made?
with Dr Llŷr ap Cenydd from Bangor University

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Join Dr Llŷr ap Cenydd as he introduces you to the fundamentals of creating lifelike creatures in gaming. He explores and evaluates the applications of Artificial Intelligence, different animation methods, and Virtual Reality in gaming, showing live examples of creature development in his own games.

Dr Llŷr ap CenyddBangor UniversityComputer science

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1. What is the role of AI within gaming
2. Procedural animation
3. Virtual reality
4. Game AI design activity

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Bangor University
Bangor University
Bangor University

Bangor University was founded in 1884 and is situated in an unrivalled location between the mountains and the sea in North Wales. Through inspiring and excellent teaching, pioneering research, and powerful partnerships, our commitment to sustainability and togetherness drives us to be a catalyst for change. Our history and our future tells a story of the extraordinary things that come to be when we commit to making a difference together. We are 15th in the world for sustainability (UI GreenMetric World University Rankings, 2021) and 85% of our research is world-leading or internationally excellent (REF 2021). Honorary graduates include Sir David Attenborough and Ruby Wax OBE.

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Dr Llŷr ap Cenydd

Dr Llŷr ap Cenydd is a lecturer at the School of Computer Science & Electronic Engineering at Bangor University, and currently the undergraduate admissions tutor for Computer Science. Llyr lectures in subjects like Game Design, Game Development and Artificial Intelligence, and also conducts research in related subjects like Virtual Reality, Computer Graphics and Animation. In his spare time, Llyr is also a game developer, and has released several popular VR games to date, including the underwater safari park Ocean Rift, and the sci-fi horror shooter Crashland.

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