Todd Emma

Adjunct Instructor - Digital Media, East Tennessee State University

Todd spent several years in Fort Lauderdale, FL where he operated his design studio “Voodoo Designs” and taught at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale. He later become the Director of Marketing and Web Design at Steeda Auto Sports while continuing to teach part time. Missing the world of gaming and 3D, Todd went back to teaching full time at the Art Institute in the Game Design department as the Game Engine Technology Expert. Working with the leading 3D game engine and 3D modeling software, he successfully lead graduating classes into successful gaming positions across the country.

After a short stay at South East Missouri State University as a multi-media instructor, he is now helping to guide the gaming and interaction program at ETSU in new and exciting gaming areas including new work flows in the 3d pipeline, online interaction, effects for gaming, hud development, mobile gaming and 3d gaming production just to mention a few.

Sessions

Presenters: Marty Henly, Enrique Pacheco San Martin, Todd Emma

Tennessee State University’s department of Digital Media worked with the Gray Fossil Site, Dr. Chris Widga, and a small group of upper division Digital Media students to establish a AR experience at the Gray Fossil Site and Museum.

The service project implemented the latest AR and photogrammetry techniques inside of the Unreal Engine using the ARCore plug-in. The project highlights the exciting work being done in Digital Media at ETSU and Gray Fossil Site.

In this presentation we discuss a brief history of the Gray Fossil Site and how this project came to be. We will discuss the concept and implementation of the AR experience for the Gray Fossil site. Issues addresses will be concept of project, using ARcore with Unreal Engine, limitations of the pipeline and solutions to problems related to the creation of the project.