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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare making-of video explores animation and art direction

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Posted on July 1, 2014 AT 01:36pm

The latest behind-the-scenes video for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare takes a peak at the motion capture, animation, and art direction processes behind making this year’s entry immersive CoD to date.

In the video (above), animation director Christopher Stone and art director Joe Salud discuss their respective crafts, highlighting several techniques Sledgehammer employed to give Advanced Warfare all the little details and nuance that lend themselves to player engagement. One step, of coursing, was hiring top-tier talent like Kevin Spacey as Jeremy Irons. Other means includes building a separate, second character skeleton on top of the normal character animation to give the exoskeletal armor its own suite of articulated, moving parts and animations.

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches on Windows PC, PS4, Xbox One, and PS3 November 4.

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Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern, a fancy phrase for "slave") before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. [Meet the rest of the crew]

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