Train2Game News A Warm Welcome to Mark Kington

Our very own Mark Kington is joining the Train2Game Online Team replacing Danny as our team blogger.

We would like to thank the amazing number of people that applied for the position. With so many GREAT candidates it was a really tough process, but after being grilled by three of us at the Luton Office. Mark, also a T2G Student, is the victor.

After a period of training, so don’t bug him for now, Mark will take charge of Train2Game News, Facebook and other social media, plus Train2Game Student Radio. Mark will also become an Admin of the T2G Forum and work with the Forum Admin Team.

If you fancy being one of his first victims, I mean guests, on Train2Game Student radio drop a note to suggestionbox@train2game.com giving a little detail about things you would like to talk about.

Again congrats to Mark and WELCOME aboard.

Train2Game Student Diaries Matty WS weeks 36 and 37

Week 36
On week 36 of my diaries now! That’s a lot of weeks so far, and yet everything is still going swimmingly well. The new project is underway now and we are all working hard on it. My Sea Park is doing pretty well too. This week has been quiet though, since Jonny and Ben are no longer here and there are some people away too, making the office a lot more empty than normal. I’ve been quietly working away doing what I’ve needed to do. Not much of an eventful week really.
I have also been going through the course a little faster, currently verging on the end of section 2, so far the course has provided some insightful knowledge into my role as an artist, I look forward to seeing what section three will teach me, which I should be on very soon if I keep up the pace I am at. I have spoken to quite a few students on the artist course and none that I know of are on section 3, so I have no idea what it’s going to be like! Should be interesting
Week 37
This week so far has been a bit of a headache week, as I try to fix a problem we are having with axis translates vertex values, local and world pivot locations and parent/child objects,
since all of these values display differently from Maya to Unity or Max. This is probably the most confusing problem I’ve come across since I started modelling eight years ago. Other than that issue my week has been ok! We have started doing regular weekly sprint meetings again which is good, because it means I can be a little more organised with my work and it also means I always know what I am doing.
I’ve also now done the section 2 exam for the A&A course, which makes me on section 3 in five working days! This also means I am as far in to the course as Craig Moore is into the
designer course, he started the course about a week before I did so I’m not doing too badly I don’t think. That being said, how far people are into the course is not a rating for how good they are at their roles, there is a lot more information to learn that may not be on the courses that people can acquire through experience or looking up online for info or tutorials.
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Train2Game at gamescom Neven Dravinski Producer UFC Undisputed 3 talks to Danny Palmer

Train2Game at gamescom Neven Dravinski Producer UFC Undisputed 3 talks to Danny Palmer and shares the shortage of QA testers in the industry!

Train2Game at gamescom John Block Producer of Metro Last Light talks to Danny Palmer

Train2Game at gamescom John Block Producer of Metro Last Light talks to Danny Palmer and explains how he got into the industry and what you should do to get started.

Train2Game at gamescom 3 of the team from Ghost Recon Future Solider talk to Danny Palmer

Train2Game at gamescom 3 of the team from Ghost Recon Future Solider talk to Danny Palmer, plus games advise and how to start in the industry

Train2Game at gamescom Marek Ziemak Environment Artist Witcher 2 talks to Danny Palmer

Train2Game at gamescom Marek Ziemak Environment Artist Witcher 2 talks to Danny Palmer and explains how he started as a QA tester

Train2Game at Gamescom: Jason Vandenberg Narrative Director of Farcry 3 talks to Danny Palmer

 Jason Vandenburg Narrative Director Farcry 3 shares how to join the Games Industry

Train2Game at gamescom join Danny Palmer at the press call with Raphel Colantonio President of Arkane Studios talking Dishonored

And find out how Raphel Colantonio got into the games industry