Chad Eikhoff, TRICK 3D’s founder and director of the Kidoodle TV and Discovery Kids animated series about Santa's North Pole reality talent show, discsses the challenges of producing episodic content – in a pandemic - with a real-time animation production pipeline using Unreal Engine and motion capture.
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Created with motion capture driven by XSENS technology and powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, the studio’s first fully digital native real-time kids’ animated series is now available globally.
With highlights including production insights on Reel FX and Netflix’s ‘Super Giant Robot Brothers!’ series, event provides aspiring independents and industry vets alike with free online discussions all this week on the evolving influence of the real-time technology.
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.
Coming Wednesday, November 10, virtual event will show how to create stylized character-based animation using UE and Autodesk Maya, exploring open standards like Alembic and USD to quickly move work between the two platforms.
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.
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.
Available now for download and free use in UE 4.27 and UE5 Early Access, the nimble 3DCG warrior stars in studio’s upcoming content sample project, ‘Slay,’ which will be downloadable later this month.
Now available, the latest update to Epic Games' real-time game engine boasts improvements for creators across multiple industries such as game development, film and television, and architecture; enhanced features include improved VFX workflows, faster light baking, integrated RAD game tools, and production-ready pixel streaming.
Newly launched NEP Virtual Studios acquires leading real-time production companies to expand its growing virtual production business; former Digital Domain CEO Cliff Plumer named group leader.
Epic Games teamed with filmmaker collective Bullitt to put the upcoming Unreal Engine 4.27 in-camera VFX tools to the test; watch their short film, plus a behind-the-scenes featurette exploring the tremendous impact of these new virtual production tools.
The leading extended reality tech firm and Xite Labs create a myriad of immersive worlds in Unreal Engine for the rappers’ ‘Trapsoul World Series’ performance.
Leading visualization company and their ARENA virtual camera system helped the filmmaker and his VFX team plan, visualize, shoot, and deliver key astronaut spacewalk and airlock death sequences on their Oscar-nominated, VES Award-winning sci-fi drama.
Digitized shots of Icelandic snow, glaciers, and misty weather, coupled with real-time camera tracking and Unreal Engine, meant high-resolution environment projections, and lighting, could be captured in-camera to provide unprecedented realism for onstage shooting, in George Clooney and Netflix’s Oscar-nominated sci-fi drama.
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.
Program now open for anyone to create unique MetaHumans for direct use in Unreal Engine; new innovative cloud-based app can create digital humans - in minutes - almost indecipherable from the real thing.
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.
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.
On November 20, Shocap’s XR concert event with singer Jill Barber marries live music, greenscreens, mocap cameras, Unreal Engine, and proprietary technology to transport audiences back 90 years.
New augmented reality app connects users with their own Daemon, fueling further fan excitement over the Season 2 debut of ‘His Dark Materials’ coming to HBO and HBO Max on November 16.
Emmy Award-winning production designer James Pearse Connelly uses previs to design virtual sets, which are integrated with real-time rendering, Unreal Engine, and VFX to create the extended physical worlds of many new, safely produced TV shows.
One of the company’s innovative new fellowship creators discusses the program’s intense virtual production workflow curriculum, participation requirements, and goals for the future.
Available through Unreal Online Learning, the self-paced program of 8 courses and 10 videos teaches the fundamentals of Unreal Engine and real-time production.
Deal gives leading game company and Unreal Engine makers access to leading GDPR-compliant kidtech platforms for delivering safe, monetizable digital offerings to young kids.