Inside the Vault: Josh Jones and other things

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Another Inside the Vault feature on the Bethblog, this time with Josh Jones:

For this edition of Inside the Vault, meet artist, Josh Jones. He is the Lead Character Artist on Fallout 3. Josh is also our resident motion capture specialist — he also spends much of his time fine tuning our animation system.

What’s your job at Bethesda?

Lead Character Artist. I split my time between meetings and animation work. I also work a great deal with character rigging and other technical aspects of character art production.

Well a particular reply he gave created quite a stir:

Ever play the Fallout games?

No.

Pete Hines once said on Shacknews:

Internally, we’re a bunch of Fallout geeks. There is nobody [here] who hasn’t played that game and enjoyed it.

Since that isn’t quite true, Pete had to clarify what he meant:

Sorry, I made a general comment based on all the folks on the team I talk to on a regular basis in some way, shape, or form. I had not polled every single person on the team to see if they had all, in fact, played both games, or how much, etc. Sorry if you felt misled, that was not my intention.

And answering the question by Monica21 ” Was it, at the very least, requested that each staff member play it?” Matt “Gstaff” Grandstaff added this:

I don’t know the answer to that question. In my first week on the job, Pete definitely got me a copy of the game to play. I’ll admit I haven’t played more than about 5 hours to play it (I fully intend on playing it more), but the fact that I have a Mac at home has prevented me from installing it there. I’m not going to run Boot Camp on it because it takes too much of the memory on it.

Well I hope Josh tries the games, wouldn’t hurt since he has the responsability of carrying some visual continuity to the game, and he might even get some fun out of it too.

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