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Epic Games to Unveil Real-Time Production Innovation at SIGGRAPH 2017

First-ever Unreal Engine User Group to showcase how real-time graphics are transforming content creation across animation, feature film, augmented and virtual reality, and more.

CARY, NC -- Epic Games will host their first SIGGRAPH Unreal Engine User Group and party in Los Angeles on July 31, 2017 at the Orpheum Theatre from 4:30-9:00PM; more information and registration is available online .

The User Group will feature an exciting lineup of presentations -- from Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney and Enterprise GM Marc Petit to companies as diverse as global architectural firm HOK, self-driving car start-up Zoox and animation production company Digital Dimension, among others. Customer presentations and third party integrations will underscore how Unreal Engine is transforming content creation across animation, feature film, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), architecture, and product visualization.

“These incredible customers are just a sample of those turning to Unreal Engine to create high quality, interactive content--whether for large-scale design visualizations, children’s animated TV shows, AR, VR or artificial intelligence applications,” said Petit. “Visual fidelity in real time is what we’re known for--now we’re adding workflow tools that simplify pipelines considerably and we look forward to demonstrating them at SIGGRAPH!”

Epic will showcase real-time productions, workflow tools, and interactive experiences at several events during this year’s SIGGRAPH; from Real-Time Live!, to the VR Village, to the Computer Animation Festival, and much more. Highlights include:

  • DigiPro: Epic Games CTO Kim Libreri will keynote the DigiPro Symposium on July 29th at the Beaudry Theatre at Los Angeles Center Studios, where he will discuss “Real-time technology and the future of production.”
  • VR Film Jam: Throughout the SIGGRAPH conference, Epic Games will coach the VR Film Jam where teams will convert animated shorts into interactive VR experiences.
  • Computer Animation Festival: This is the first year real-time production is represented and the only two real-time films being shown are both Unreal projects (Fortnite game cinematic launch trailer “A Hard Day’s Nite“ and Chevrolet ad “The Human Race“).
  • Meet Mike in VR: Meet Mike in VR is a state-of-the art digital human performance in virtual reality, powered by Unreal Engine. Spearheaded by FX Guide’s Mike Seymour as part of his PhD with the University of Sydney, this is a widely-supported global research project that is pushing hardware and software limitations to provide a glimpse into the future of photorealistic, character-driven real-time production.

Source: Epic Games

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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