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Gavin Ball

Academic Associate

Game Development and Entrepreneurship

Faculty of Business and Information Technology

Contact information

Software and Informatics Research Centre (SIRC) - Room 4384
North Oshawa
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4

905.721.8668 ext. 3729

gavin.ball@uoit.ca


Research topics

  • Purpose led modular visual design
  • Realtime asset creation for games and interactive systems
  • Realtime rigging systems
  • Grassroots game development training

Background

Gavin Ball is an academic associate in the Game Development and Entrepreneurship program at UOIT. He specializes in art, animation and design for real time graphics systems. His experience working in the game and animation industry as a visual development artist, production artist, illustrator, art director, texture artist and modeler have informed his understanding of art production for games and animation. Gavin’s current interests are related to design aesthetics, visual appeal, and modular purpose led, principle based approaches to design and animation.

Gavin has worked on a variety of game and animation projects in his career and taught in game and animation programs at Seneca, Centennial and Durham College before joining UOIT. He is currently developing an independant game called Gladiotron through his Durham based game studio, Full Circle CS.

Education

  • Advanced Diploma Animation Arts Seneca College, Canada 2006
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