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Autodesk Releases Unreal Live Link Maya Plugin

Developed in collaboration with Epic Games, the new plugin supports seamless animation data exchange between Maya and Unreal Engine to expedite virtual production and game development workflows.

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What Does the Unity – Weta Digital Deal Mean for the VFX Industry?

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 12:55pm

DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra weighs in on what he calls a ‘landmark agreement’ that will fuel the progression and application of new production tools, technology, and workflows in areas such as movies, TV, games, metaverses, VR, and theme park rides.

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Talking Real-Time Animation with DNEG, BRON, and Chromosphere

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, September 22, 2021 at 1:10pm

AWN’s Dan Sarto hosts Epic Games’ latest episode of ‘The Pulse,’ revealing innovative new paradigms for real-time animation production that far surpass the mere benefit of faster turnaround times.

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We Are Royale Creates Epic Pentakill Campaign with Riot Games

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at 4:10pm

The creative production company designed new art, logos and typography, illustrated assets, and animated videos for both the alternate reality game and virtual, heavy metal concert watched live by hundreds of thousands of fans that launched the band’s new album, ‘III: Lost Chapter.’  

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Don’t Miss Unreal Engine’s ‘The Pulse’ Ep 7: Real-Time Animation

By Dan Sarto | Friday, September 17, 2021 at 9:47am

All-new ‘Unlocking Story and Style’ episode of innovative series on interactive technology features DNEG’s David Prescott, BRON Digital’s Jason Chen, Chromosphere’s Kevin Dart, and Epic Games’ Karen Dufilho, hosted by AWN publisher Dan Sarto, coming Wednesday, September 29.

The Zombie Fight Continues Headline News

Rebellion Releases ‘Zombie Army: Legion of the Dead’ Short

Produced using Unreal Engine and innovative virtual production tools, the CG film is set in the same dystopian world as the ‘Zombie Army’ video game franchise; use of game assets allowed fast iteration and production timeframe.

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‘Wallace & Gromit’s ‘Fix Up the City’ AR App Launches Today

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new city-scale augmented reality experience transforms Bristol and Cardiff in the UK, and San Francisco in the US, into virtual stages; for a limited time, the app is free on iOS and Android devices in the UK.

Training Headline News

Escape Studios Launches Unreal Engine Fundamentals Course

New five-week program covers an interactive introduction to the real-time 3D platform; features a range of artistic and technical tasks with each participant getting direct feedback from an assigned tutor. 

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Jerome Chen Talks Real-Time Animation with Unreal Engine

The Sony Pictures Imageworks senior VFX supervisor discusses his studio’s integration of Epic’s game engine technology and real-time workflows into its animation production on a new episode of Netflix’s ‘Love, Death & Robots’ anthology series.

Otaku! Headline News

Taking on the Yakuza, Plagues, and Mechs in ‘Killtopia’ Cyberpunk Saga

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 1:55pm

Transmedia startup Voltaku, fueled by an Epic MegaGrant, begins development on animated series about two siblings’ adventures in a futuristic megacity, directed by Oscar-nominee Ruairi Robinson and penned by ‘Spine of Night’ director Philip Gelatt.

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Bad Guys Have Their Fun in ‘Evil Genius 2: Wold Domination’ Trailer

By Dan Sarto | Friday, March 26, 2021 at 9:33am

Haz Dulull and He Sun deliver an exciting game cinematic spot for Rebellion’s latest release, produced with a USD-based Houdini pipeline, Unreal Engine, and Redshift. 

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DI4D Launches PURE4D Facial Capture Pipeline

New system combines proprietary technology with machine learning; performance is realized without animation rigs, creating a realistic animated digital double ready for in-engine use.

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Escape Studios, ScreenSkills, and Epic Games Team Up on ‘Pick and Mix’

The two-week program will help film and television professionals move into real-time visualization and virtual production; free for freelancers and furloughed workers, the program runs March 15-26.

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DNEG and Dimension Establish Virtual Production Partnership

Deal brings together VFX company’s creative talent with XR studio’s volumetric and real-time development to enrich relationships and service offerings across film, episodic and animation projects.

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Framestore Expands Real-Time Tech Team with New Appointments

Grant Bolton named lead technical director and Alberto Aguado principal engineer on engine team to support studio’s growing use of game engine technology in VFX and virtual production toolsets.

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Real-Time Gaming Tech Shines in Heartwarming ‘Windup’ Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 4:10pm

For Chinese director Yibing Jiang, Unity’s real-time tools enabled a small global team of artists to work quickly and efficiently, in parallel rather than sequentially, to produce a beautiful and touching film about the bond between a father and his ailing daughter.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Ishan Shukla’s ‘Schirkoa’ Set to Begin Production

Animated feature, based on the director’s award-winning short, will blend 2D and 3D cinema, animation, and video game development techniques; production begins Spring 2021 with the premiere planned for 2023.  

Interactive Shorts Headline News

Disney’s Immersive, Interactive ‘Baymax Dreams’ Short Premieres at Sundance

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 3:38pm

Studio’s first interactive episode, part of the festival’s New Frontier Gallery, uses interactive cloud streaming technology to enable seamless interaction and high-end graphics on mobile platforms.

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16 Finalists From Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge Revealed

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 12:04pm

Stunning array of shorts, selected from across Australia in Epic’s first Unreal Engine Short Film Challenge, were all completed in just six weeks during the pandemic, and showcase Unreal’s virtual production capabilities and how the platform is enabling increasingly sophisticated creativity.

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Wallace & Gromit’s ‘The Big Fix Up’ AR/MR App Released Today

By Dan Sarto | Monday, January 18, 2021 at 1:40pm

Aardman and Fictioneers’ new story-driven interactive experience gets up close with the comedic duo, taking users on an urgent fixit job in Bristol as employees of their odd job company, Spick & Spanners; the free app is available on iOS and Android devices in the UK, US, and Canada.

Render it Now! Headline News

‘Gods of Mars’: Virtual Production and NVIDIA RTX Real-Time Graphics at Work

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at 2:42pm

Production of epic space adventure combines miniatures and real-time technologies at a fraction of the cost of similarly designed and animated blockbuster feature films.

Unreal Engine Headline News

Epic Games Releases Free City and Sculpture Asset Downloads from FILFURY Short

Watch: ‘Unreal for All Creators' project by artist/director and his team at The Mill showcases real-time production tools for creators in games, film & television, architecture, and automotive; key assets used in the short’s production now available for download.  

Bold The Child Is Headline News

Cool New Baby Yoda Short Made by Just One Person in 15 Days

By Dan Sarto | Friday, December 11, 2020 at 12:27pm

Check it out!; Kite and Lightening’s Cory Strassburger produces high-quality seven-minute CG short, ‘The Child Strikes Back,’ using an iPhone, free Unreal Engine, and off-the-shelf tools and assets.

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Epic Games Releases Weta’s ‘Meerkat’ Hair and Fur Sample Project

VFX powerhouse has worked closely with Epic to fine-tune Unreal Engine’s strand-based Hair and Fur system; downloadable scene gives users a firsthand look at the production tool in action.

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