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Chapter 6. Workflow in the Games/Interac... > The Artist’s Role on a Game-Developm...

The Artist’s Role on a Game-Development Team

The first thing that needs to be said is this: Every game development project can be—and usually is—set up completely differently. There isn’t a formula yet for a groundbreaking A+ Title game-development machine. The team is defined by its members and what each of them brings to the table. In the next section, you’ll go through the standard setup for a game-development team. Keep in mind that these are guidelines and that many game-development teams are set up differently.

The Lead Artist/Art Director

The lead artist/art director is typically an artist who has been working in the 3D industry—usually games—and who can produce art and also manage the artists underneath. Unfortunately, this often turns into a pipe dream because many artists aren’t great managers, and vice versa. It’s an interesting position, though, because it can be so many different things.


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